Building?

Renovating?

Signage?

Building

Inspections?










*You must complete the zoning permit application form with fee & submit it for approval before any construction, renovation or change of use of a structure within town limits.

Click here to view the Town of West Jefferson's Fair Housing Complaint Procedure- Revised September 14, 2015

(in accordance to requirements of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project)

The Town of West Jefferson compiled various ordinances that apply to the town and can be found by clicking the link below:

*With the launch of these applications, you will have access to information such as land parcels, municipal zoning, scenic byways, public parks and community points of interest for Ashe County, NC! 

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Amendments to Code of Ordinances (after 12/5/16)

No additional amendments at this time


The Town of West Jefferson is responsible for managing Zoning Ordinances.  

Zoning Ordinances(Click on title below to download)

ARTICLE I AUTHORITY, PURPOSE AND JURISDICTION
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS(amended 05-03-21)
ARTICLE III ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT AND APPEALS(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE IV BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE V ESTABLISHMENTS OF DISTRICTS AND MAP (amended 05-03-21)
ARTICLE VI EXCEPTIONS AND MODIFICATIONS(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE VII PERMITTED USES(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE VIII SPECIAL USES(amended 05-03-21)
ARTICLE IX GENERAL PROVISIONS(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE X LANDSCAPING, SCREENING AND BUFFERING FOR DEVELOPMENT(amended 05-03-21)
ARTICLE XI SIGN REGULATIONS(amended 05-03-21)
ARTICLE XII SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS (amended 05-03-21)
ARTICLE XIII MOUNTAIN RIDGE PROTECTION REGULATIONS(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE XIV TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE XV WATERSHED PROTECTION REGULATIONS(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE XVI EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE XVII SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES (amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE XVIII AMENDMENTS(amended 03-01-21)
ARTICLE XIX VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES AND REMEDIES(amended 03-01-21)
​ARTICLE XX SEVERABILITY(amended 03-01-21)


Zoning Ordinance last updated 05-03-21