*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.
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The Town of West Jefferson compiled various ordinances that apply to the town and can be found by clicking the link below:
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*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!
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 is responsible for managing Zoning Ordinances.
Zoning Ordinances(Click on title below to download)
ARTICLE I AUTHORITY, PURPOSE AND JURISDICTION
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS(amended 11-25-19)
ARTICLE III ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT AND APPEALS
ARTICLE IV BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT(amended 04-01-19)
ARTICLE V ESTABLISHMENTS OF DISTRICTS AND MAP (amended 06-01-20)
ARTICLE VI EXCEPTIONS AND MODIFICATIONS
ARTICLE VII PERMITTED USES
ARTICLE VIII CONDITIONAL USES
ARTICLE IX GENERAL PROVISIONS(amended 9-12-16)
ARTICLE X LANDSCAPING, SCREENING AND BUFFERING FOR DEVELOPMENT
ARTICLE XI SIGN REGULATIONS(amended 8-5-19)
ARTICLE XII SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS (amended 1-7-19)
ARTICLE XIII MOUNTAIN RIDGE PROTECTION REGULATIONS
ARTICLE XIV TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS
ARTICLE XV WATERSHED PROTECTION REGULATIONS
ARTICLE XVI EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION
ARTICLE XVII SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES
ARTICLE XVIII AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE XIX VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES AND REMEDIES
ARTICLE XX SEVERABILITY
Zoning Ordinance last updated 4-1-19
Amendments to Code of Ordinances (after 12/5/16)
No additional amendments at this time