Community Development Division

The Community Development Division is undertaking initiatives to streamline aspects of the Planning and Zoning process and implement measures specifically as it relates to building applications, permits, plan reviews, and inspections. The schedule of residential building permit fees and special activity permit fees will also be changing. The department’s objective is to promote orderly growth of the community through the development and enforcement of plans and regulations that support the health, safety, and general welfare of its citizens. We appreciate your patience as we work to establish a more efficient system within our Planning and Zoning Department.

If you have any questions as it relates to community development activity, please contact us.

Director of Community Development, Alissa Meeks 304-724-3253
Planner and Zoning Administrator, James Newman 304-724-3251
Building Official/Code Compliance, Delaine Englebert 304-724-3249
Business Development/Downtown Coordinator, Liz Cook 304-724-3256
Permit Technician, Kyle French 304-724-3248


Community members are encouraged to participate in this public outreach survey addressing our area’s Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The survey seeks input to existing barriers to bicycling and walking, gaps in the active transportation network, trail connections and other pedestrian needs. Please access the survey link below.!/
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American Rescue Plan Act Application

Welcome to the City of Charles Town

Welcome to the official website of the City of Charles Town, West Virginia. Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and located within an hour’s drive of the greater Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Charles Town is ideally situated for residents seeking quality, safe, and affordable living and businesses seeking expansion opportunities.

Charles Town is a fast growing, full-service community that prides itself in providing high-quality services to residents, businesses, and visitors. The city has some of the most affordable housing prices and quality education in the region. Charles Town is consistently one of the safest places to reside in West Virginia.  We are a Main Street community with an active downtown, unique architecture, and historical sites. In summary, there is something for everyone in Charles Town.

For businesses, the community has an abundance of highly-skilled workers and available land in close proximity east coast markets. Nearby interstates, airports, and other infrastructure make Charles Town a place to consider for your next expansion project.

Thank you for visiting the City of Charles Town website and learning more about the city and its many services.


The following pages will provide documents and reports for meetings and expenses regarding the City of Charles Town.

Financial Reports

Find important financial reports for the city and utility department.

Agendas and Minutes

Gain access to the cities agenda and minutes management system.

City Resolutions & Proclamations

View the city’s passed resolutions and proclamations