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Parking tickets can be paid via U.S. Mail at the address on the ticket, or in person by visiting the City’s Finance Office – located in room 115 in the City-County Building, 1500 Chapline Street between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Or online via  www.municipalonlinepayments.com/wheelingwv (this is for meter tickets only)

If the citation issued by the officer is through the Wheeling Municipal Court, you may call the court at 304-234-3747, or in person at 1500 Chapline Street, 1st Floor, Room # 115 (Finance Department)

If the citation was issued through the Ohio County Magistrate Court, you may call 304-234-3752, or in person at 26-15th Street.

The Wheeling PD will hold a physical and written test for those wishing to become a law enforcement officer when its Civil Service list expires. The expiration of that list is no more than 2 years. Interested applicants can begin by staying physically fit before testing. Contact the Human Resources Office to see when the next Police Civil Service examination will take place. 

Emergency crimes need to be reported by CALLING 9-1-1. Non-Emergencies can be reported by calling the Wheeling Police Department’s Non-Emergency line at 304-234-3661.

Fingerprints are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. and Noon, and 1-3 p.m. It is best to call in advance to see if fingerprints are being taken the day of your choice by calling 304-234-3781. The cost is $10, cash or check only. A valid photo I.D. must be presented.

Burglar Alarms must be registered only if it is within the City of Wheeling limits by calling Crywolf Services, 855-905-0616 or crywolfservices.com/wheelingwv

Depending on what you need the report for, you can inquire with the Investigations Division at 304-234-3781.

The easiest way to obtain a copy of a vehicle crash report is by going online to www.reportbeam.com.  On the website, you can enter the crash number provided by the investigating officer, purchase a copy, and print it from home.  For questions, please call our records clerk at 304-234-3660.

PROHIBITED: Anything that propels into the air that is combustible or explosive, flammable or audible—including: bottle & sky rockets,  roman candles and sky lanterns.


OK/PERMITTED: Sparklers, fountains, party poppers, snaps, smoke devices, and various non-propellant noisemakers.


Failure to obey city ordinance 1535.01 can result in a citation from law enforcement.


Ohio County Magistrate's Office – 26-15th Street.  Phone: 304-234-3752.  If it is after business hours (8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.) and it is an emergency, police may be contacted, who in turn, can contact a Magistrate to attempt to obtain an order.