PART I. PURPOSE AND SHORT TITLE.
§8-1-1. Purpose and short title.
The purpose of this chapter is to effect a recodification of the basic municipal law of this state and of various statutory provisions relating to certain intergovernmental relations involving municipalities, counties and other units of government, to provide as much uniformity as possible between the powers, authority, duties and responsibilities of special legislative charter municipalities and all other municipalities, and to give effect to the "Municipal Home Rule Amendment" to the constitution of this state, being section thirty-nine-(a), article six of said constitution.

For convenience of reference, this chapter may be known and cited as the "Municipal Code of West Virginia."