Board of Zoning Appeals

The Putnam County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) comprises five dedicated citizens selected by the County Commission. Their primary responsibility is to address matters related to the Zoning Ordinance within Putnam County’s designated Unincorporated Areas in West Virginia. To qualify, all board members must have a minimum residency of three years within the zoned county areas, and they cannot hold positions within the Planning Commission or any elected or appointed office within the county. Each board member serves a three-year term, and alternative members step in when regular members are unavailable. You can find the current roster of board members on page 2 of this document. The BZA’s duties encompass evaluating requests for zoning variances, handling administrative appeals, and processing special permit applications. The BZA conducts its meetings in Room 221 of the Putnam County Courthouse.


  • Tony Hodge
  • Jessie Parker, Jr.
  • Robert Stonestreet
  • Jared Tully
  • Mike Steorts

BZA Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Board of Zoning Appeals Additional Information

  • Putnam County approved its first zoning ordinance in April 1996 for the Unincorporated Area of Teays Valley.
  • Additional regulations for signage, landscaping and screening, road access, and parking were incorporated in the zoning ordinance in April 1998.
  • The zoned area in Teays Valley is generally the same area covered by Putnam PSD sewer service.
  • The Zoning Ordinance for the Zoned Unincorporated Areas of Putnam County was adopted in May 2003 which regulates the previously zoned areas of Teays Valley and along the proposed US35 corridor.

How to Obtain Zoning Designation for a Property

  • To obtain the zoning designation for a particular parcel of property, please contact the Office of Planning & Infrastructure at (304) 586-0237 with the corresponding tax map and parcel number.

Special Notice

  • Please call the Office of Planning and Infrastructure at (304) 586-0237 for ZONING DESIGNATION of a property.


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