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