Welcome to the City of Ranson

centennieltbThe City of Ranson celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010. Situated in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, just an hour's drive west of the nation's Capital and forty minutes from Washington-Dulles International Airport, Ranson maintains small-town charm, with metropolitan-like access. This combination provides a great place to visit, raise a family and conduct business. While visiting Ranson and Jefferson County, we invite you to retrace the route of pre-Revolutionary pioneers, hike the Appalachian trail, enjoy the scenic wonder of the Blue Ridge mountains and Shenandoah River and march in the footsteps of Civil War veterans from Harpers Ferry National Park to the national battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg. We hope that you will visit and consider locating your family or business in Ranson.

News & Announcements

Invitation to Bidders - Former Kidde Foundry Demolition

The City of Ranson, West Virginia, will receive bids until 2:00 p.m. on May 26, 2014,  for demolition of the former Kidde Foundry and associated structures located on Mildred Street in Ranson, Jefferson County, West Virginia.  All structures located at 215 N. Mildred Street owned by the City of Ranson shall be demolished and removed, with the exception of the small brick structure located near the corner of N. George Street and Beltline Avenue.   An optional pre-bid conference and tour of...

Spring Cleanup Begins April 21

Spring cleanup and brush pickup will begin the week of April 21.  Please click here to see flyer for more details.  Yard Waste will be collected City-wide. Leaves, grass, etc. must be in BIODEGRADABLE bags. All other trash will be collected on your regular trash day. Separate

yard waste from all other materials (furniture, metals, etc.) and place it at your curb. NO air conditioners, electronics, TVs, refrigerators, tires, concrete, hazardous materials, or paint will
be accepted. Absolutely...
December Newsletter

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Fairfax Boulevard Construction to Begin

Click here for construction drawing overview.

Click here for signage/marking plan overview.
(Complete set of plans are too large for download.  The plans linked are a small  portion of complete plan set.  Linked plans are intended simply to provide an overview of the project.)
Only 123 years after it was conceived, Fairfax Boulevard construction is officially set to begin in January, 2014.  It is going to be one of the primary transportation passageways to and from the Old Town District....

Candidate Filing Period

Please be advised that the City of Ranson will hold a Municipal Election on June 3, 2014, to elect a Ward 1 Council Member (4-year term), Ward 2 Council Member (4-year term), and two (2) At-Large Council Members (4-year term). Those individuals elected will take the oath of office on July 1, 2014.
Those persons interested in running for any of these offices must be eligible to vote in Ranson and may file their Certificate of Announcement and filing fee of $25.00 at Ranson City Hall beginning...

September Newsletter Now Available

Click here to view the September newletter.  You can subscribe here if you wish to recieve the newsletter, special event notices and alerts through email as they are published.

Traffic Alert: W. Second Avenue & George Street

Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling on W. Second Avenue, W. Third Avenue, George Street and Buchanan Street during the remodeling of the former ABC Building near the Ranson Civic Center, Independent Fire Company and American Pubilc University Finance Center.  APUS has started remodeling the former ABC Building and has set up a fence perimeter around the structure.  Please use caution, drive slowly and keep an eye out for construction workers.  Work is expected to last several...

August Newsletter

In an attempt to keep our citizens, constituents and business community more informed, the City has published its first e-newsletter.  We are going to try to issue an enewsletter every month in an effort to detail what's going on in and around the CIty of Ranson.  Click here to view the newletter.  You can subscribe here if you wish to recieve the newsletter as it is published.  

City Wins Phoenix Award

On May 16, 2013, Mayor David Hamill accepted the prestigious Phoenix Award for excellence in brownfield redevelopment, and the much sought after People’s Choice Award at the EPA National Brownfield Conference in Atlanta, GA.   Click here for more information.

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Monday - Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Phone: 304.725.1010
Fax: 304.728.8579

312 S. Mildred St.
Ranson, WV 25438

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