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Notice of public hearings on proposed zoning overlay district

The Harpers Ferry Town Council will recommend an amendment to establish a new zoning overlay district, Article 1313, to be named the Promontory Overlay District; to establish the parcels to be included; and to establish the regulations for building, land use, and site design of the Promontory Overlay District.

Two hearings will be held:  an evening meeting on Friday, 3 March, at 7:00 p.m.; and a morning meeting on Saturday, 4 March, at 9:30 a.m.

Interested parties may appear and be heard in regard to the proposal and their testimony will be considered by the Town Council in its deliberations.  Copies of the proposed amendment are available from the Clerk at Town Hall, 1000 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, and may also be read here.  Written comments may be submitted by email to the Town Clerk at, or by postal mail to the Corporation of Harpers Ferry, PO Box 217, Harpers Ferry WV  25425, to the attention of the Town Clerk.  Written comments must be received by the close of business on Wednesday, 1 March 2017.

Changes in how to pay water and sewer bills

Harpers Ferry Water Works customers have new payment procedures and options.  To learn more, click here.

Information on collection and remittance of Harpers Ferry municipal sales tax (beginning 1 July 2016)

The Corporation of Harpers Ferry applied for and won Home Rule in West Virginia in 2015.  As part of the application, Harpers Ferry indicated its desire to charge a 1% sales tax.  This request was approved by the Home Rule Board.  The effective date of the new local tax, on sales made and services rendered within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry, is 1 July 2016.  An informative document on collection and remittance of the municipal sales tax can be found here.

List of businesses licensed in Harpers Ferry

The Corporation has released a list of operators and companies licensed to perform business in Harpers Ferry.  These businesses have volunteered to appear on this public list.  To review the list, click here.

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