New To Town?

We have provided information on this page that will be helpful as a new resident to Shepherdstown.  If you have questions about the information provided or find something is not accurate, please notify the Town Clerk at 304-876-2398 or .

Do you need a Building Permit?

If you reside within Shepherdstown's corporate limits, before making any changes to your property, you should contact our Zoning Officer, Harvey Heyser (304-876-6858), to determine if a permit is needed for the change.  Click here to view the Shepherdstown Planning and Zoning Ordinance.

Do you need a Business License?

If you are a business moving within Shepherdstown's corporate limits, you must obtain a business license from Town Hall.  In order to obtain a business license, you must first show proof of  your WV State License.  Before displaying any type of business signage, you should contact the Zoning Office (304)876-6858 to determine if a permit is required for the signage.

Utilities Services Phone Number
Shepherdstown Water Department Water/Sewer/Trash (In Town) 304-876-2574
Apple Valley Waste Management Trash (Out of Town) 304-724-1834
Potomac Edison Electric 800-255-3443
Frontier Phone Company Phone/Internet 800-921-8101
Comcast Cable Company Cable/Internet 888-266-2278
Jefferson County Public Schools
Jefferson County Board of Education   304-725-9741
Shepherdstown Elementary School 304-876-6270
Shepherdstown Middle School 304-876-6120
Jefferson High School 304-725-8491
Shepherd University 304-876-5000
Emergency Services
Shepherdstown Police Department Non-Emergency 304-876-6036
Police Emergency 911
Shepherdstown Fire Department Non-Emergency 304-876-2311
Fire Emergency 911
911 Addressing Office 304-728-6679
Jefferson County Assessor's Office 304-728-3224
WV DMV   304-642-9066