Harpers Ferry has instituted three paid parking zones to improve safety and better regulate the very limited parking within the Corporation. Two of the zones, 7510 and 7520, are on Washington Street (Alt. U.S. 340). The third is on Potomac Street in Lower Town. The cost for parking is $1.00 per hour in Zone 7510, $2.00 per hour in Zone 7520, and $3.00 per hour in Zone 7515. Parking may be purchased in half-hour segments. Payment may be made using the Parkmobile cell phone app. To use Parkmobile, open the app, enter zone number, select amount of time desired, and pay by major credit card or PayPal. Visitors may find it easier to download the app to their cell phones before visiting Harpers Ferry to simplify their parking experience at the following link: http://us.parkmobile.com/mobile-apps.
Paid parking is strictly enforced in all three zones between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. Violators may be fined and /or towed. Parking is free in all paid parking zones after 6:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday.
All sides streets within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry are parking by residential permit only. Violators may be fined and /or towed.
The Corporation of Harpers Ferry applied for and won Home Rule in West Virginia in 2015. As part of the application, Harpers Ferry indicated its desire to charge a 1% sales tax. This request was approved by the Home Rule Board. The effective date of the new local tax, on sales made and services rendered within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry, is 1 July 2016. An informative document on collection and remittance of the municipal sales tax can be found here.
The Corporation has released a list of operators and companies licensed to perform business in Harpers Ferry. These businesses have volunteered to appear on this public list. To review the list, click here.
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