Morgan County Planning Commission

Alex Moore, Director and Floodplain Administrator
77 Fairfax Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

The Morgan County Planning Commission was created in accordance with the West Code Chapter 8A-1-1 in order to promote orderly development and to protect and provide for the public health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Morgan County. The Planning Commission and staff administers six ordinances along with the issuance of residential building permits and commercial building permits.



Exempt Plat Checklist

Preliminary Plat Checklist  

Final Plat Checklist

Low Impact Subdivision Checklist

Commercial ILP Checklist


The following documentation is needed for building permits:  well, septic and highway entrance permits (if applicable), blue prints, floor plans and pictures.

Starting May 2, 2022 there will be a $3 fee added to the cost of the building permit if you would like the Morgan County Planning Commission to mail you your building permit.

Residential Building permit

Commercial Building permit packet

Sub-Division Application packet

Building Permit Requirements and Prices

Payments accepted in cash, check or credit cards.


Commercial & Industrial Improvement Location Permit Ordinance
Morgan County Subdivision & Stormwater Management Regulations
Improvement Location Permit & Floodplain Ordinance
Salvage Yard Regulations
Exotic Entertainment Ordinance
Washington Heritage Trail Billboard Requirements
Policy to Clarify Storm Water Management Exemptions Section 3: Part (C) Exemptions (iii)

For Information About Cacapon & Potomac River Conditions provided by the National Weather Service – Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, click below

Great Cacapon
Paw Paw


National Flood Insurance Program, click link below for information

Flood Determination Tool, click link below for information

National Flood Insurance Program- Community Rating System
Click link below for information

Proposed Mountaineer Gas Pipeline Route

Department of Environmental launches new webpage for pipeline projects.

Eastern Panhandle Project: Natural Gas distribution line will bring access to Berkeley Springs across to Martinsburg. WVDEP launches webpage dedicated to helping citizens learn about pipeline projects.