Morgan County is located in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, less than 100 miles northwest of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and 150 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the westernmost of the three counties in the Panhandle, which includes Berkeley and Jefferson counties and which forms a wedge between Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south.

The county has an area of 230 square miles consisting of 148,000 acres, with a population of roughly 17,000 people. There are two incorporated municipalities, the Town of Bath, which is included in the larger area of Berkeley Springs, and the Town of Paw Paw. 

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The Morgan County Courthouse is open Monday- Friday 9am- 5 pm

Morgan County Public Transit 

A committee of community representatives, which includes a member from both the Town of Bath Council and the County Commission, has been exploring the possibilities for public transit within Morgan County. 

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Notices and News

The Morgan County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017 has been cancelled.

The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for the position of Animal Control Supervisor. The position is full time with a salary range from $24,000 to $28,500 depending upon experience. Qualified candidates will pass a background check, have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Previous animal experience, computer skills and management experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays and some overnights. Applicants must be able to read and apply the laws in the WV state code regarding animals and humane officers. Applications will be accepted in the County Commission office until 4pm on Friday, April 21. A full job description can be found here. The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer. 

Rabies Clinic- The Morgan County Commission and Dr. Jane Doyle will be sponsoring rabies clinics on the following dates:
May 13, June 10 and June 13.  Click here for the detailed information on time and locations.

The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 has been cancelled

This message is from Potomac Edison.
On March 22, 2017 there will be a planned power outage for maintenance. The outage will affect customers in the vicinity of View Lane and Cacapon Retreat Lane. You will experience a service interruption from approximately 8:00am till 10:00am. In the event of inclement weather the planned outage will be rescheduled to March 23, 2017. If you have any questions please call: 800-686-0011. Potomac Edison thanks you for your patience and understanding while we perform this work to improve your electric service reliability.

The county offices in the courthouse are closed for tuesday, March 14

Due to the weather forecast, the Morgan County offices in the courthouse plan to open at 12 noon on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  Please continue to check our facebook page and/or website for any further changes in hours due to the weather

The Morgan County Building Commission will meet on Monday, March 13th to sign an amendment to the lease agreement with Procter & Gamble. The meeting will be held in the County Commission meeting room at 5:15pm.

February 23, 2017
Bridge to be Closed Near Duckwall for Reconstruction
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists that Duckwall Bridge on Highland Ridge Road (Morgan County Route 8) will be closed beginning Feb. 27.
The closure, located about 0.16 miles south of Earl Weber Road (CR 26/1), is necessary for the demolition and reconstruction of the existing bridge. Rock Forge Bridge Company will be performing the work and will have a detour in place with a temporary bridge structure. Demolition is scheduled to begin on March 1 or 2.
Detour signage will be in place, and motorists are encouraged to slow down when traveling through the work zone.
Work is anticipated to be completed by Aug. 28.

The Morgan County Commission is accepting Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for Architectural and Engineering services for construction of the Great Cacapon Volunteer Fire Department.  For full details of the RFQ, click here.

Morgan County Parks and Recreation is accepting bids for mowing of county owned parks commencing April 1, 2017 and ending October 31, 2017. For the full RFP, click here.  

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in Observance of President's Day

The Morgan County Building Commission will meet on Friday, February 17 at 4pm in the County Commission meeting room.  Click here for an agenda.

The Morgan County Building Commission will meet on Wednesday, February 15 at 4pm in the County Commission meeting room.  Click here for an agenda.

Advertisement to Hire – Special Deputy (2) for Home Confinement
The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department
is seeking qualified candidates to fill two-part time, as needed (no benefits) positions with the sheriff’s department as “Special deputies” to primarily administer to the home confinement program although there will be other duties as needed.  Click here for more information about the position and how to apply.

The Morgan County Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 has been cancelled.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Observance of Martin Luther King Day
The Morgan County Courthouse will be closing at 2 pm on Friday, December 30 and will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017.
We re-open Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

The First County Commission Meeting in 2017 is Tuesday, January 3 @ 9:30.  For an agenda,
click here

Click here for policies regarding communication towers in Morgan County.
here for a co-locator application package.
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