Parking FAQ

Why do people have to pay to park downtown?
Fees for downtown parking provide revenue to improve parking facilities and promote customer turnover contributing to the healthy economy for our downtown businesses. 

What forms of payment are available to pay for parking?
The meters accept QUARTERS only. However, we also use the Passport Parking app that can be downloaded from the app store. The zone numbers for using the app are located on the sides of the meters and on various signs in the areas. This app allows you to pay with a credit or debit card and extend your parking time without a trip to the meter. Passport is available at all metered on-street spots and in designated parking lots.

Where can I park when I visit downtown?
Fairmont has numerous options available for downtown parking including on-street, lot and garage parking (see parking map).

Do I have to pay to park if I have jury duty?
We currently provide reserved parking to residents serving jury duty at the B&B Lot. If you choose to park at any other location meters and/or fees must be paid.

How much does it cost to park downtown?
Side street parking is available at $0.50/ hour. Adams Street, parking lots and garage parking start at $0.75/hour. Meters accept QUARTERS ONLY. Daily and monthly rates are also available, please call the City Manager’s office at 304-366- 6212 ext. 315 for more information.

When do I have to pay for parking?
Parking is enforced between 8:00AM and 5:00PM Monday through Friday. There is no charge for parking evenings, weekends and on some holidays as determined by the Parking Authority.

How do I pay a parking ticket?
You may pay your parking ticket:

  • By US Mail
  • Online here
  • In person at the Fairmont Police
  • At our Fine-O-Meter collection boxes located throughout the downtown