Home Rule


The City of Clarksburg was awarded Home Rule by the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board on Monday October 6, 2014. Clarksburg is one of sixteen cities selected for this program: 

  • Bluefield
  • Buckhannon
  • Charleston
  • Dunbar
  • Fairmont
  • Martinsburg
  • Milton
  • Morgantown
  • Nitr 
  • Parkersburg
  • Ranson
  • Shinnston
  • South Charleston
  • Vienna
  • Weirton
Aerial of Clarksburg

The City's Home Rule Application (PDF) is available for download. Additionally, you can view the Manager's Press Release regarding Clarksburg being named a Home Rule City.


The City has been working diligently to begin implementing aspects of Clarksburg’s Municipal Home Rule Plan. The City’s first action is to hold a public hearing on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. at:

Clarksburg Municipal Building
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
222 West Main Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301 

This meeting was regarding the proposed implementation of a Sales and Service Tax and a Use Tax; Definitions; Exceptions; Administration; Penalties. The downloadable document below is the official notice of public hearing that has appeared in the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram.