Development Services Department


The Development Services Department is responsible for assisting clients through the development process as well as administering the City's federal Community Development Block Grant (C.D.B.G.) program.

Development Process

The development process includes:
  1. Reviewing
  2. Permitting
  3. Inspecting
  4. Granting approvals to develop land and occupy buildings within the City of Morgantown

Support to Boards & Commissions

The Department also provides administrative and technical support to boards and commissions that direct and review issues on land development and land use. These boards include the:

Development Review

In addition to protecting public health, safety, and welfare through the administration of land development and land use, the Department seeks to provide an efficient and effective development review process supporting desired growth and economic and community development.


The Development Services Department encompasses the following service areas for the City.

Housing Affordability Market Analysis

The City of Morgantown is performing a Housing Affordability Market Analysis to identify housing gaps across all income groups for renters and home buyers. This analysis includes an online housing survey to obtain residents’ and commuters’ perspectives on the housing needs of the city and their current housing situations.

All residents of Monongalia County and commuters coming to Monongalia County for work or school are invited to participate.

You can access the survey until Mar. 13 at the link below:

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