J.R. Sabatelli, Director of Finance
Fax: 304-284-7418

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The principal focus of the Finance Department staff is to render professional and courteous service to the citizens and businesses of Morgantown. As the Finance Department is often the primary contact a resident or business taxpayer has with City personnel, the staff strives to make it a positive experience, while ensuring that all aspects of the City’s financial administration are performed in an efficient and equitable manner.

The Finance Department is also an integral component of the administrative structure of the City of Morgantown, rendering services in a staff capacity to the other City administrative and operating departments.

Quarterly Reports

FY 2012-13 Third Quarter – end of March
FY 2012-13 Fourth Quarter – end of June
FY 2013-14 First Quarter – end of September
FY 2013-14 Second Quarter – end of December

More Financial Reports

Business Licenses


All retail stores and restaurants, in addition to a variety of other businesses, located in the corporate limits of the City are required to have a business license. Find out more on how to start a business…


B&O Tax Returns


The main revenue source for West Virginia cities is the business and occupation tax generated by any commercial activity locate within the City limits.

Businesses choose which way to submit Tax returns:

For taxpayers who wish to file for one specific job, or if you have a “by the job” status, use the form below.



Fire Service Fee


The City Fire Fee was established to fund the maintenance of a paid Fire Department in the City of Morgantown. The annual fee is paid by all property owners in the City based on the square footage of buildings on the property.

The fee is 6.38 cents per square foot on the total square feet of any structure. Buildings that include four or more stories are charged an additional 4.03 cents on the square footage on floors 4 and above. Square footage includes all floors, finished attics, finished basements, garages (attached, detached, or in the basement), and outbuildings.

The billing cycle is based on a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
If you have questions about the Fire Service Fee, call 304-284-7417.


Change of Address Form

All address changes related to Fire Fees, Business & Occupation (B&O) Taxes, Business Licenses, Rental Registration and Renewal, Municipal Court Matters, and Parking Permits can complete and return this form to the Finance Department.