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Department of Planning and Development

The Planning and Development Department oversees and enforces land use ordinances in the unincorporated areas of Kanawha County. Currently the ordinances in effect in Kanawha County include: flood plain regulations, subdivision regulations, public nuisances and property maintenance, adult only establishments, salvage yards, and video lottery. The Kanawha County Planning and Development Department issues building permits, oversees the demolition of abandoned structures and houses that contain methlabs.

Steve Neddo, Planning Director

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Kanawha County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Kanawha County Commission in conjunction with other jurisdictions within the county, are soliciting feedback in regards to updating the Kanawha County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. A draft of the plan can be downloaded below. A hard copy can be reviewed in the Planning Department’s Office during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You may submit comments via the public form below or send an email directly to info@kanawha.us.