City of Winfield, WV

2014 Holidays
Jan 20th Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb 17th President's Day
May 26th Memorial Day
Jun 20th West Virginia Day
Jul 4th Independence Day
Sep 1st Labor Day
Oct 13th Columbus Day
Nov 11th Veterans Day
Nov 27th & 28th Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 24th & 25th Christmas Holiday
Jan 1st New Year's Day

Welcome to the City of Winfield


Winfield is one of the 10 safest cities in WV

This great city has a lot to be proud of, including a report of only one violent crime and 10 property crimes in all of 2012. Winfield is the county seat of Putnam County and is located along the Kanawha River, half way between Charleston and Huntington. Despite its growth, Winfield retains its charm.

The family oriented community takes pride in its school system, and the Winfield High School website offers parents, teachers and students straight talk about Internet safety. College-bound seniors who want to stay close to home have a few options, as there are three colleges within a 40 mile radius of Winfield. An educated workforce, low unemployment, and lower than average cost of living are just a few more reasons why this riverside community is gaining admiration in West Virginia.

Boat Ramp for Winfield

The City has teamed up with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources to have a boat ramp (see proposal here) installed at the end of Garfield Street on the west side of the old Police Station. The DNR has also proposed purchasing some property, widening the street and adding a road and a parking area using Federal and State funds. The only costs the City will incur in this $ 750,000 project is for the demolition of a couple of homes in the area. The former Police Station is being remodeled and converted into a Community Center.


The City of Winfield is located along U.S. Route 817 (formerly Route 35) along the Kanawha River and is the county seat of Putnam County. Winfield is five miles north of the I-64 Teays Valley exit; halfway between the state capitol, Charleston, and West Virginia's second largest city, Huntington.

Winfield became a town on February 21, 1868, and is named after General Winfield Scott, a national hero and leader of the War of 1812, and one-time Whig Party presidential candidate (1852). Upon completion of the 2010 Census, Winfield became a city with a population of 2,301 residents.

We are a thriving community that has experienced rapid growth in the past few years, but has not lost its small town charm or rich history. From the by-gone days of the ferry crossing the Kanawha River, to our newly renovated Winfield bridge, we embrace the future, while still treasuring our past.

There have been many new businesses and housing additions springing up throughout town, with more potential for growth in the future. Although there have been many changes over the years, Winfield remains a family-oriented community where hospitality and friendly faces abound. Our crime rate is one of the lowest in the country and our school system is one of the best in the state.

We invite you to visit Winfield, both on this website and in person. The small city with the rich history by the river that is looking towards the future with great expectations!

Most Recent Meeting Agendas
Sanitary Board
Planning Commission
City Council
Municipal Building Commission
Board of Zoning and Appeals

Required procedure for minutes posting

Per the West Virginia Ethics Commission, West Virginia Code 6-9A-5 requires that meeting minutes be made available to the public “within a reasonable amount of time”. West Virginia Code does not require minutes to be posted on line, we post them as a courtesy to our citizens. We are only required to have minutes available the day after they are approved, unless there has been a correction made.
Please see the Open Meetings Law here for details.

Danny Lee Chase
October 31, 1951 - December 21, 2014

Danny has worked for the City assisting the Police Department for many years. He was always pleasant, playful and eager to assist anyone with any job that needed to be done. We will miss him dearly. Our heartfelt prayers go out to all of his family at this very sad time

Winfield City Council has voted to make Valley St. from Rt. 817 to Fourth St. one way due to safety issues. Citizens can enter Valley from 817 but not exit there. When going south on Valley St. (towards 817) you must take a left on Fourth St. While driving west on Fourth you will have to take a right on Valley.

December 16th, 2014

Winfield Police take kids shopping

December 15th, 2014

Winfield’s Lawman repeats as girls soccer player of year

November 21st, 2014

PREP SOCCER: Winfield’s Lawman headlines All-State Class AAA girls

November 19th, 2014

Winfield Police using body cameras to record interactions

November 12th, 2014

Winfield girls edge Washington for 3rd straight title

November 10th, 2014

Winfield PD Using Body Cams

November 5th, 2014

Confederate troops fought, died to take Winfield 150 years ago

October 26th, 2014

Switch helps Winfield girls advance

October 25th, 2014

Winfield boys top Nitro on PKs

October 25th, 2014

Winfield Police Department's Rowe Saves Man's Life

September 16th, 2014

Winfield: Why not us? Why not this year?

August 25th, 2014

Winfield girls chasing third straight state soccer title

August 22nd, 2014

Girls soccer: Winfield loaded for another run at a state title

August 21st, 2014

Comeback complete for Winfield’s Hinkle

August 11th, 2014

Latest Police News

August 1st, 2014

Stolen UTV

August 1st, 2014

McCormick Forgery

August 1st, 2014

*NOTICE* meeting date changes

July 21st, 2014

Winfield moving to demolish old town hall

July 10th, 2014

Winfield planning new city park

July 7th, 2014

Winfield to build new sewer treatment plant in response to ammonia pollution

May 7th, 2014

Winfield’s Humphreys succeeds at rare double

May 1st, 2014

New proposal for a City Park and boat ramp

April 28th, 2014

April Newsletter

April 28th, 2014

Businesses misguided over annexations

April 10th, 2014

Property Sale Auction Notice

February 25th, 2014

Municipal Court Notice

February 13th, 2014

Winfield's Lawman earns Gatorade honor

February 7th, 2014

Municipal Building Commission Meeting Date Change

January 21st, 2014