Winter Parking Regulations Now In Place

Winter Parking Regulations Start Dec. 1

The first snowfall of the year is here and that means winter parking regulations willmilwaukeewinterparking again be in effect in the city of Milwaukee. The list of official regulations begin Dec. 1. A list of key notes to share with your student, especially those that live and park off-campus, is below.

  • No Parking December 1st – March 1st

No overnight parking is allowed on highways and major bus routes from December 1st through March 1st.

  • Exception To Alternate Side Night Parking

Overnight parking is allowed on both sides of the street March 1st through December 1st; alternate side night parking is allowed December 1st through March 1st.

  • The 4-Inch Rule

Certain residential streets are marked “No Parking When Snow Falls 4 Inches or More.”  Parking is allowed on both sides of the street, except when snow has accumulated on the street surface to the depth of four inches or more.  Then no parking is allowed on the side of the street where the sign is posted until the snow has been removed-day or night.

  • Specific Side Parking

Certain residential streets are restricted to parking on a specific side of the road during the winter months.  These streets are marked “No Parking” on one side of the street, either for the entire December 1st through March 1st period, or with a monthly alternation of the prohibited side.

  • Night Parking During Snow Emergency

If a snow emergency has been declared, night parking regulations are in effect from 11:00PM through 6:00AM on all city streets.

  • Snow Route Tow-Away Zone

A “Snow Emergency” is declared to exist whenever snow falls for 24 hours or less to a depth that is declared by the Commissioner of Public Works to constitute a serious public hazard impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health, and police protection, and other vital facilities of the city.  An emergency is declared to continue for a period of 72 hours or less as snow plowing operations go in effect by the Commissioner of Public Works.  Snow emergencies are widely publicized on local radio and television stations.  In addition, “Temporary No Parking Tow Away” signs may be posted by the city to assist in clean up after major snowfalls.  Vehicles parked in violation of “Snow Route Tow-Away Zone” and “Temporary No Parking Tow Away” signs or obstructing traffic during a snow emergency will be towed away at owner’s expense.

Remember to visit the Winter Parking Information website for more information and specifics on your neighborhood.