Municipal Court

How to make a payment to the Municipal Court

By Mail:

You may make payment to the Municipal Court, 300 Spruce St. Morgantown WV 26505, by mail with personal check or money order. Make your check or money order payable to The City of Morgantown. Please include your citation or write the citation number in the memo of your check.

In Person:

You may make payment to the Municipal Court in person with personal check, money order, cash, Visa or MasterCard. We are located in the public safety building at 300 Spruce St. Morgantown.

Online:

You may make payment online by clicking here and following the instructions provided.

 

WE DO NOT TAKE PAYMENTS BY PHONE.

Moving Violations-Traffic Citations

To Contest a citation:
If you have received a moving violation, white and yellow in color, and would like to contest the charge, please come in on your court date and time listed at the bottom of your citation.

To Plead to a citation:
If you have received a moving violation, white and yellow in color, and would like to plead guilty or no contest to the charge please do one of the following:

1) Contact the court by phone at 304-284-7497 and tell the clerk you would like to plead to your citation. Please have your citation number available.

2) Report to the Court in person

3) Contact the Court by mail. Complete the back of your citation and send it in – Please be sure and check guilty or no contest and sign.

*If you have chosen to plead guilty or no contest to the citation please note the following timeframe for payments due:
– Those who hold a West Virginia drivers license – 180 days from the plea date
– Those who hold an out of state drivers license – 80 days from the plea date

Please be sure to plead to your citation in order to avoid a possible license suspension

Parking Citations

To contest a citation:
If you have received a parking citation, yellow in color, and would like to contest the citation please come in on your court date and time, which is listed at the bottom of your citation. Please bring a copy of your citation.

To plead or pay a citation:
If you have received a parking citation, yellow in color, and do not want to contest the citation, you do not need to report for court. Payment is due 30 days after the court date.  Please fill in the registered owners name and address on the citation and submit with your payment.

Fine Amounts:

Expired meter $5.00
Parking against traffic $20.00
Restricted area $20.00
No parking permit $20.00
Parked in a truck zone $20.00
Bagged meter $20.00
Parked on sidewalk $30.00
Obstructing Traffic $30.00
Blocking sidewalk $30.00
Parked in a fire lane $30.00
Abandoned Vehicle $30.00
Handicap Zone $105.00
Moving Violations
Child seatbelt not in use  $ 40.00
Collision with unattended vehicle  $ 157.00
Cell phone  $ 100.00
Defective equipment  $ 90.00
Disregard traffic light  $ 157.00
Disregard traffic sign  $ 157.00
Driving against traffic  $ 132.00
Driving divided highway  $ 147.00
Driving on marked lanes  $ 147.00
Driving left of center  $ 132.00
Driving on sidewalk  $ 132.00
Driving suspended or revoked  $ 207.00
Driving without headlights  $ 132.00
Expired drivers license  $ 90.00
Expired mvi sticker or no mvi sticker  $ 90.00
Failure to comply to officers signal  $ 147.00
Failure to use due care  $ 147.00
Failure to render aid and give information  $ 232.00
Failure to report an accident  $ 157.00
Failure to yield right of way  $ 157.00
Failure to yield emergency vehicle  $ 157.00
Failure to yield for pedestrian in crosswalk  $ 157.00
Following too closely  $ 132.00
Four in front seat  $ 90.00
Hazardous driving  $ 157.00
Hit and run  $ 232.00
Hitting street fixture  $ 132.00
Illegal turn  $ 132.00
Impeding flow of traffic  $ 132.00
Improper backing  $ 142.00
Improper display of license plate  $ 90.00
Improper passing  $ 132.00
Improper registration  $ 90.00
Lane change no signal  $ 132.00
Leave the scene of accident  $ 157.00
Motorcycle safety equipment  $ 132.00
No operators  $ 157.00
No insurance  $ 265.00
No registration or expired registration  $ 90.00
No seatbelt in use  $ 25.00
Obstructing drivers view  $ 142.00
Obstructing intersection or crosswalk  $ 127.00
Opening door into a traffic lane  $ 127.00
Overload in city streets  $ 202.00
Passing on the right  $ 127.00
Passing stopped school bus  $ 162.00
Peeling tires, cracking/loud exhaust  $ 132.00
Permitting unlicensed driver  $ 142.00
Pulling into the face of oncoming traffic  $ 152.00
Reckless driving  $ 162.00
Shortcutting  $ 137.00
Speeding 1-4 mph  $ 127.00
Speeding 5-9 mph  $ 137.00
Speeding 10-14 mph  $ 147.00
Speeding 15-19 mph  $ 157.00
Speeding 20-24 mph  $ 167.00
Speeding 25 mph and over  $ 182.00
Speeding 1-4 over school limit  $ 132.00
Speeding 5-9 mph over school limit  $ 147.00
Speeding 10-14 mph over school limit  $ 157.00
Speeding 15-19 mph over school limit  $ 167.00
Speeding 20-24 mph over school limit  $ 177.00
Speeding 25+ mph over school limit  $ 192.00
Riding outside or jumping from vehicle  $ 132.00
Unsecured load  $ 207.00

Misdemeanor/Criminal Citations

To Contest a citation:

If you have received a Criminal Citation, yellow in color, and would like to contest the charge please come in on your court date. The court date and time is listed at the bottom of your citation. You will need to report to 300 Spruce St. Morgantown WV 26505.

To Plead to a citation:

You may plead to a citation with the following charges:

  1. Dog at Large – $95.00
  2. Underage Possession/Consumption – $265.00
  3. Open Container – $140.00
  4. False Identification – $165.00
  5. Loud Speakers/Amplifiers – $115.00

If you were ARRESTED for any of these charges you must appear in court on your scheduled court date.

 

To plead to the citation:

1) Contact the court by phone at 304-284-7497 and tell the clerk you would like to plead to your citation. Please have your citation number available. After you plead to the citation the clerk will give you a due date for payment of your fine.

2) Report to the court in person at 300 Spruce St. and tell the clerk you would like to plead to your citation. Please have your citation number available. After you plead to the citation the clerk will give you a due date for payment of your fine.

 

If your charge is not listed in the list 1-6 above YOU MUST appear in court on your scheduled court date or contact the court before your scheduled court date. 

 

 

Accidents

To Contest a citation:
If you have received a Moving Violation, white and yellow in color, due to an accident and would like to contest the charge, please contact the court to schedule a hearing.

To Plead to a citation:
If you have received a Moving Violation, white and yellow in color, due to an accident and would like to plead guilty or no contest to the charge please do one of the following:

1) Contact the court by phone at 304-284-7497 and tell the clerk you would like to plead to your citation. Please have your citation number available.

2) Report to the court in person

3) Contact the Court by mail. Complete the back of your citation and send it in to the court, please be sure and check guilty or no contest and sign.

*If you have chosen to plead guilty or no contest to the citation please note the following timeframe for payments due:

Those who hold a West Virginia drivers license- 180 days from the plea date

Those who hold an out of state drivers license- 80 days from the plea date

Please be sure to plead to your citation in order to avoid a possible license suspension