Parking

Contact Information: 

George Jarrett, Parking Director
166 Summers Street
Charleston, WV 25301
P: (304) 348-0739
F: (304) 348-6418
parking@cityofcharleston.org

Hours of operation: 

City Hall, Room 103
Monday thru Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

The Charleston Parking System strives to serve parking customers in a professional, courteous and efficient manner in collecting metered and off street parking space rental fees and fine payments; to provide fair, consistent and practical enforcement and adjudication of City parking ordinances.

The City provides parking in six municipal garages located throughout the main business district for 3,486 vehicles. Rates for parking in all garages operated by the City are as follows:

  • $1 per hour up to a maximum of $5 for daily parking
  • $3 for Special Event Parking; this applies to lots located within the City
  • $60 per month for monthly parking plus a one-time, non-refundable $10 fee for access card
  • $70 per month for marked, reserved parking plus a one-time, non-refundable $10 fee for access card

If you desire reserved parking in any of the municipal parking buildings (MPB), please contact the Head Cashier in the respective location, which are as follows:


MPB #1 McFarland Street & Dickson Street

MPB #1 McFarland Street & Dickinson Street
Total Parking Spaces: 522
Close Proximity to: UC Graduate School of Business, WV Junior College, Charleston Newspapers and all downtown businesses.
Head Cashier: Sharon Stricklen
P: (304) 348-8109
parking3@cityofcharleston.org
Open: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday thru Friday
6 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday
Closed Sunday


MPB #2	Summers Street & Washington Street (Cinema 7)

MPB #2 Summers Street & Washington Street (Cinema 7)
Total Parking Spaces: 585
Close Proximity to: Park Place Cinema, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department, Capitol Market, and many WV State Department Offices
Head Cashier: Summer Fleck 
P: (304) 348-0711
parking4@cityofcharleston.org
Open: 6 a.m. - 1 a.m. Monday thru Saturday
11 a.m. - 1 a.m. on Sunday


MPB #3	Reynolds Street & Lee Street (Greyhound Bus Garage)

MPB #3 Reynolds Street & Lee Street (Greyhound Bus Garage)
Total Parking Spaces: 400
Close Proximity to: Greyhound Bus Station and Charleston Civic Center
Open: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Long-term parking is available at this location. Contact the Parking Director, Alana Minear by phone at (304) 348-0739 or via email to parking@cityofcharleston.org for rates.


MPB #4	Quarrier Street (Civic Center Garage)

MPB #4 Quarrier Street (Civic Center Garage)
Total Parking Spaces: 639
Close Proximity to: Charleston Civic Center and Town Centre Mall

Questions pertaining to parking at this garage should be directed to Alana Minear, Parking Director, by phone at (304) 348-0739 or via email to parking@cityofcharleston.org.


MPB #5	Virginia Street & Kanawha Boulevard (Shanklin Garage)

MPB #5 Virginia Street & Kanawha Boulevard (Shanklin Garage)
Total Parking Spaces: 580
Close Proximity to: City Hall (adjacent to), Kanawha County Courthouse, Federal Courthouse, Charleston Ramanda, and Town Centre Mall
Head Cashier: David Campbell 
P: (304) 348-8163
parking5@cityofcharleston.org
Open: 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday thru Friday
6 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday
Closed Sunday


MPB #6 Summers Street

MPB #6 Summers Street
Total Parking Spaces: 730
Close Proximity to: Summit Conference Center, Kanawha County Public Library and all downtown retail merchants
Head Cashier: Trampus Hawkins
P: (304) 348-0744
parking6@cityofcharleston.org
Open: 6 a.m. - 10: p.m. Monday thru Friday
6 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday
Closed Sunday


In addition to these garages, the City operates several parking lots, which have a total of 1,122 parking spaces.  Some of the lots included are located at Lewis Street, Morris Street, Smith Street, the Old Farmers Market and the Municipal lot, which is next to the Municipal Auditorium and across from the Charleston Town Centre Mall.

The Parking System is responsible for the installation and maintenance of the 1,155 meters interspersed throughout the business district, including downtown Charleston, the West Side and East End of Charleston, as part of the infrastructure to facilitate access to local merchants. By using meters to set time limits, the number of motorists who can have access to local attractions and businesses is increased.

Residental Parking Permits cab be obtained at 166 Summers Street.  Residential permits are valid from January 1 until December 31 and must be renewed annually.

If you have received a parking ticket, payments may be made in room 103 of City Hall, which is located at 501 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV 25301 or you may leave your payment in one of the City's courtesy boxes, which are located at the following:

  • 100 Brooks Street 400 Morris Street 1000 Virginia Street
  • 200 Capitol Street 1900 Piedmont Street 100 Washington Street
  • 400 Capitol Street 500 Quarrier Street Municipal Lot
  • 300 Dickinson Street 100 Summers Street County Lot
  • 400 Laidley Street 300 Summers Street Shanklin Lot

When paying by check, please make the check payable to "Charleston Parking System."

For additional information regarding the City's Parking Systems, please email parking@cityofcharleston.org.