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What to do if you receive a citation in Morgantown?

Morgantown Parking Authority – MPA parking citations will either be in an orange or yellow envelope. If you wish to pay a citation that you received from the MPA, we have four options for your convenience.

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What should I do if I receive a citation at a malfunctioning parking meter?

Report a broken meter by calling 1-304-284-7435. If it is after office hours, please leave a message. A meter ticket will not be dismissed unless a broken meter is reported within 24-hours of the date and time the ticket was issued. 

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How do I find out how many citations I have?

Call 1-304-284-7435 Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with your license plate number, and one of our customer service representatives will look up your account for you or do it online by entering your license plate number here.

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How or where do I pay for my parking citations that are from MPA?

There are several options. You can ....

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How do I contest a citation?

If you choose to contest a meter violation citation, you must schedule a court hearing within ten (10) days of the Date of Issue by calling the Parking Authority office at 1-304-284-7435 Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with your citation and license plate number.

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I received a citation but I was feeding the meter all day. Why did I get it?

Although many believe you may feed a meter all day, the City of Morgantown Ordinance #363.14(a) states that "Overtime Parking; Depositing Additional Coins.  Cause, allow or permit any vehicle registered in the name of, or operated by, such person to be parked.....

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Why did I get a citation for parking against traffic?

All vehicles that parallel park must park in the same direction as the flow of traffic. This is the case on both one way and two way traffic streets. The reason for this is because if you park in the opposite direction you will be pulling out of the space heading into the flow of traffic. See City code 361.05 (c)

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How does Juror parking work?

Should you be selected for Jury duty at the Monongalia County Court House, you will park in either the University Avenue or Spruce Street parking garage.  Upon entering the parking garage, you will pull a ticket ......

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Handicap Parking?

Accessible Parking at Meters (WVU Accessible Permits are Not Valid in City Accessible spaces, Only State Issued Permits)

There are accessible parking spaces provided in the surface lots, street meters, parking garages, and residential neighborhoods. In addition, all accessible spaces are well marked ......

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How does the bagged meter program work?

The Morgantown Parking Authority offers a meter bag program for weddings, funerals, construction projects and special events. The way the program works....

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