Community Development

Community Development is one component of the Community & Economic Development Department, and it includes planning, permitting, and development review for both long range and current projects.

This department, and its divisions, are structured to accommodate all aspects of development activity.   We work with neighborhoods, businesses and  other public partners to enhance the economic prosperity, vitality and the overall quality of life of our community.

Following are overviews of the planning and zoning; building site and infrastructure; and, neighborhood services divisions within this department. 

Planning & Zoning Division - more information here
The Planning Division implements long-range land use planning such as developing and managing the City's Comprehensive, analyzing policy issues, legislative actions; and annexation proposals.  Development planning includes current land use proposals and its responsibilities include:

  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Conditional & Special Uses
  • Rezonings
  • Subdivisions of Property
  • Variances
  • Zoning Compliance
Building, Site and Infrastructure Division - more information here
Responsibilities include:            
  • Approvals and Inspections
  • Building Code Compliance and Inspections
  • Building Permit Issuance 
  • Civil Plan Review
  • Code Interpretation
  • Engineering Standards
  • Fill & Grade Permits
  • Flood Regulation Review & Compliance
  • General Facilities Maintenance
  • Plan Review
  • Regulation Enforcement
  • Sanitary Sewer Permits
Neighborhood Services Division - more information here
Responsibilities include: 
  • Citizen education and outreach
  • Coordination of interdepartmental efforts to solve neighborhood problems
  • Coordination of efforts to achieve compliance with the city’s blight and nuisance abatement program
  • Maintenance and preservation of existing structures in the community through enforcement of property maintenance codes

  • Organizing neighborhoods
  • Promoting neighborhood self-help programs to address community priorities

Contact Us

  1. City Hall
    City Hall

    312 S. Mildred St.
    Ranson, West Virginia 25438

    Phone:  304-725-1010
    Fax:  304-728-8579
    Click here to contact us online.


    Monday - Friday
    9 a.m. -  5 p.m.

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