City Departments

Department Contact Information Responsibilities
Accounting

Brenda Lemon, CPA, Controller
501 Virginia Street East, Room 203
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8028
F: (304) 347-1831

  • Accounts Payable Processing
  • All Accounting Related Functions
  • Capital Assets Reporting 
  • Financial Reporting
Building Commission

Tony Harmon, Building Commissioner
915 Quarrier Street, Suite 5
Charleston, WV 25301-2607
P: (304) 348-6833
F: (304) 348-6836
tony.harmon@cityofcharleston.org

  • Building Inspections
  • Building Permits
  • Contractor Registrations
  • Demolitions
  • Permit & Plan Reviews
  • Property Maintenance
Charleston Urban Renewal Authority (CURA)

James H. Edwards, Executive Director
815 Quarrier Street, Suite 244
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-6890
F: (304) 348-6892
cura@wvdsl.net
http://www.curawv.org/

  • Community Revitalization
  • Economic Development

 

 

 

City Attorney

Paul D. Ellis, City Attorney
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8032
F: (304) 348-0770
cityattorney@cityofcharleston.org

 

City Clerk

James M. Reishman, City Clerk
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8179
F: (304) 348-8038
 

  • Cemetery Deeds
  • City Council
  • City Council Agendas & Minutes
  • City Elections
  • Claims Against the City
  • Police Department Applications
City Collector

Tonya C. Cotton, Director  
915 Quarrier Street, Suite 4
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 348-8024
(304) 347-1810
citycollector@cityofcharleston.org

  • Admissions/Amusement Tax
  • Business & Occupation Tax
  • Business Registration 
  • City Service Fee
  • Fire Protection & Refuse Service Fee
  • Hotel/Motel Tax
  • Municipal License
  • Public Utility Excise Tax
  • Residential Rental Unit Registration & Licensing
City Engineer

Chris Knox, City Engineer
105 McFarland Street
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8106
F: (304) 348-8044
chris.knox@cityofcharleston.org

  • City Right of Ways
  • Retaining Walls
  • Storm Water Drainage
  • Street Design
  • Street Paving and Repairs
City Manager

David Molgaard, City Manager
501 Virginia Street East, Room 101
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8014
F: (304) 348-8157
citymanager@cityofcharleston.org

  • Boater's Electricity Forms
  • Purchasing
  • Urban Deer Hunt Forms
City Treasurer

Vic Grigoraci, Treasurer
501 Virginia Street East, Room 203
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8029
F: (304) 348-8103

Civic Center

John Robertson, General Manager
200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 345-1500
F: (304) 345-3492
http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com

  • Event Tickets
Construction Project Team

George Farley, Director
2184 Falcon Drive
Charleston, WV 25312
P: (304) 348-0511
F: (304) 348-0512
construction@cityofcharleston.org
 

Finance

Joe Estep, Director
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8014
F: (304) 348-8157
finance@cityofcharleston.org

Fire Department

Charles Overstreet, Fire Chief
808 Virginia Street
Charleston, WV 25302
P: (304) 348-8198
F: (304) 348-0731
info@charlestonfire.com

Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Grant Gunnoe, Director
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8130
F: (304) 348-6419
homelandsecurity@cityofcharleston.org

 

  • Disaster & Emergency Planning
  • Disaster Preparedness Education
Human Resources

Charles Thompson, Director of Human Resources
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8015
F: (304) 348-8055
hr@cityofcharleston.org

 

  • City Civil Service Administration
  • Compensation & Benefits Administration
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing Program
  • Employee Relations
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Risk Management
  • Payroll Processing
  • Police/Fire Pension Benefits Processing
Human Rights

For matters related to discrimination based on Sex, Race, Color, Ancestry, National Origin, Age, Disability, or Familial Status contact:

West Virginia Human Rights Commission
1321 Plaza East, Room 108A
Charleston WV 25301-1400
304-558-2616 (phone)
1-888-676-5546 (toll free)
304-558-0085 (fax)
www.wvf.state.wv.us/wvhrc

For matters of discrimination based on Sexual Orientation in Housing, Employment, or Public Accommodation contact:

The City of Charleston, Clerks Office
501 Virginia Street 3rd floor
Charleston WV 25301
304-348-8179 (phone)
304-348-8038 (fax)
http://www.cityofcharleston.org/government/city-departments/city-clerk
 

  • Discrimination Complaints
Information Systems

Peter Gallo, Director
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8048
F: (304) 348-6441

webmaster@cityofcharleston.org

  • Maintain and update all city networks
  • Support City of Charleston employee’s Application Systems and Network PCs
  • Perform backend office payment verification processing for various Application Systems
Mayor

Danny Jones, Mayor
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8174
F: (304) 348-8034
mayorsoffice@cityofcharleston.org

Mayor's Office of Economic & Community Development (MOECD)

Brian King, Director
105 McFarland Street
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8035
F: (304) 348-0704
moecd@cityofcharleston.org
 

  • HOME Blend Program
  • Low to Mid Income Housing
  • HUD Grant Dispersements
Municipal Court

Judge Anne B. Charnock 
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8079
F: (304) 348-6894
municipal.court@cityofcharleston.org

Parking

George Jarrett, Parking Director
166 Summers Street
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-0739
F: (304) 348-6418
parking@cityofcharleston.org

  • Parking Tickets
  • Monthly Parking Passes for Garages
  • Residential Parking
  • Booting/towing
  • Malfunctioning Meters
  • Bagged Meter Requests
Parks & Recreation

John Charnock, Director
200 Baker Lane
Charleston, WV 25302
P: (304) 348-6860
F: (304) 348-0705
parksandrecreation@cityofcharleston.org
 

  • Cato Park & Golf Course
  • Kanawha City Community Center
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
  • North Charleston Community Center
  • Roosevelt Neighborhood Center
Planning

Dan Vriendt, Director
915 Quarrier Street, Suite 1
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8105
F: (304) 348-8042
planning@cityofcharleston.org
 

  • Addressing
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Flood Plain Management
  • Historic Landmarks Commission
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Subdivisions  
  • Zoning Permits
Police Department

Brent Webster, Chief
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-6460
F: (304) 348-6416
http://www.charlestonwvpolice.org/
 

  • Street Closings
  • Accident Reports
Public Works

Gary Taylor, Director
Bill Tate, Assistant Director
1100 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
P: (304) 348-6850
F: (304) 345-7669
publicworks@cityofcharleston.org

  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Public Grounds
  • Street Department
  • Refuse & Recycling
  • Traffic Engineering
Sanitary Board

Larry Roller, General Manager
208 26th Street West
Charleston, WV 25387
P: (304) 348-1084
F: (304) 347-1808
info@csbwv.com
 

Spring Hill Cemetery

Perry Cox, Superintendent
1555 Farnsworth Drive
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-8010
F: (304) 348-6406
springhillcemeterypark@cityofcharleston.org

Strategy Management & Internal Operations

Deanna Sheets, CPA, MPA, Director
501 Virginia Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-1090
F: (304) 348-8157

  • Scorecard management, cascading performance measures, data integrity, operational efficiencies, and alignment of strategic goals are primary objectives of the Office of Strategy Management and Internal Operations