*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:
Amendments to Code of Ordinances (after 12/5/16)
No additional amendments at this time
*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.pdf
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS.pdf
ARTICLE III ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT AND APPEALS.pdf
ARTICLE IV BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT.pdf
ARTICLE V ESTABLISHMENTS OF DISTRICTS AND MAP.pdf (amended 09-04-18)
ARTICLE VI EXCEPTIONS AND MODIFICATIONS.pdf
ARTICLE VII PERMITTED USES.pdf
ARTICLE VIII CONDITIONAL USES.pdf
ARTICLE IX GENERAL PROVISIONS.pdf(amended 9-12-16)
ARTICLE X LANDSCAPING, SCREENING AND BUFFERING FOR DEVELOPMENT.pdf
ARTICLE XI SIGN REGULATIONS.pdf(amended 07-10-18)
ARTICLE XII SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS.pdf amended 9-4-18)
ARTICLE XIII MOUNTAIN RIDGE PROTECTION REGULATIONS.pdf
ARTICLE XIV TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS.pdf
ARTICLE XV WATERSHED PROTECTION REGULATIONS.pdf
ARTICLE XVI EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.pdf
ARTICLE XVII SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESSES.pdf
ARTICLE XVIII AMENDMENTS.pdf
ARTICLE XIX VIOLATIONS, PENALTIES AND REMEDIES.pdf
ARTICLE XX SEVERABILITY.pdf
Zoning Ordinance last updated 2-5-18