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Most construction projects in the City of Morgantown require a permit; however, there are exceptions. Below is a list of common projects that require a permit. If you’re still unsure if you need a permit call the Code Enforcement office at 304-284-7401 or stop by in person.Projects That Usually Require Permits:
Below is a list of projects with helpful information about their requirements. Simply select the project that is the most similar to yours and fill out the application included in the information packet. Please note that forms MUST be printed in COLOR to be accepted by the Code Enforcement office.
Now that you have obtained your application and specific site plan requirements, you are ready to begin drawing your site plans.Depending on the site plan, you may need to draw out what you plan on doing in your construction project. Make sure to include as much detail as possible. This includes dimensions of the project, location of the property, windows, plumbing and electric depending on the project.If you have a complicated project and you don’t feel comfortable creating your own plans, there are many designers in Morgantown who can draw your plans for you.
After you’ve completed your application and your site plans, you’re ready to turn your documents in to the Code Enforcement office. The Code Enforcement office is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by in person, or send a copy of your permit via email to email@example.com.Once your application is received it will be logged into the permit system, and will be reviewed by Code Enforcement officials, along with any other applicable departments to determine if your project meets local requirements.If your plans meet these requirements, you will be issued a permit. If not, a code enforcement officer may suggest solutions to help you correct the issue.
The next City of Morgantown Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
In 2021, all seven city council seats are up for election. In 2021, voters will also vote to decide on extending city council term limits.
If you’re thinking of running for city council, you should first pick up a 2021 City Election Candidate Packet from the Morgantown City Clerk’s office. The Candidate Packets are available beginning Jan. 4, 2021 and tell you everything you need to know about running for office.
To run for city council, a nominating petition (found in the candidate packet) must be signed by 75 registered voters of the ward in which you reside. It is recommended that you try to obtain more than the required 75 signatures due to possible duplicate signatures. Once the signatures have been collected, the nominating form should be submitted to the Morgantown City Clerk’s office along with a Certificate of Announcement no later than Feb. 8, 2021.
The Monongalia County Clerk maintains the registration of all voters in the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County as outlined under State Code. Citizens residing within Morgantown’s city limits must follow the same registration process for voting in Municipal Elections as with state and federal elections conducted by the county.
Residents of Monongalia County can register to vote at the Monongalia County Clerk’s office located at 243 High Street, Morgantown, WV 26505. The County Clerk’s office telephone number is 304-291-7230. Residents may also register to vote online by clicking the link below.
For additional information to help you answer questions regarding voter’s registration and voting procedures, visit the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website.
Early voting takes place from Wednesday, April 14, 2021 to Saturday, April 24, 2021 Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Morgantown City Hall Lobby, located at 389 Spruce St. or at the Northside Fire Station, located at 1000 Van Voorhis Rd. There is no early voting on Sunday.
The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on election day - April 27, 2021.
In 2020, city council approved adding a referendum on city council term limits to the 2021 election ballot. Currently, all seven city council seats serve two year terms and are all are up for election at the same time. In the 2021 election, voters will decide if city council term limits should be increased from two years to four year staggered terms. The purpose of extending the terms and making them staggered is to provide continuity and give council members the ability to see projects they undertake be completed.
Polling Places for the 2021 Municipal Election will be posted soon.
Yes, if you are registered to vote in Monongalia County and are a city resident.
If you experience any issues at your polling place you should immediately contact the Morgantown City Clerk’s office at 304-284-7434.
Learn how to vote for a write-in candidate here.
Local traffic for residents, guests and deliveries will be maintained. If necessary, signage will direct vehicles to an alternate route.
Emergency access will be maintained at all times.
The city works with neighborhoods to identify low-traffic, low-stress streets that can be further calmed using temporary traffic controls.
City staff will monitor the routes and place barricades and signage at the end of each street closed to through traffic. Street Captains will assist with monitoring the routes.
The initiative is temporary but indefinite. The city will monitor conditions and feedback to adjust the initiative as necessary.
Yes. On-street parking will be maintained where previously allowed.
If you would like to register to vote please visit the
You can have your residence added to the vacation home watch by calling 304-284-7522, select option 0 or by filling out an online request.
If you plan on leaving town for any length of time:
•Make arrangements to have someone pick up your mail, newspapers and packages.
•Make arrangements to have garbage cans returned to the house and do not allow them to remain unattended in front of your residence.
•Have automatic timers, turn lights on and off inside your residence, or have someone turn them on and off daily.
If it is a non-emergency situation, please contact ABC Humane Animal Removal at 304-291-0957, JB's Wild Game Rescue Services at 304-278-5336 or an animal removal service of your choice. All charges incurred for removal are the responsibility of the caller.
In an emergency, please dial 911 and the operator will dispatch the Morgantown Police Department. All domestic animal calls will be directed to the dog warden/canine center.