Shoveling and Snow Emergencies

Residential Property – Residential property owners and occupants are required to clear the sidewalks abutting their property of snow or ice within 24 hours after the snow and ice have stopped falling. This includes the corner crosswalk area for property owners with corner lots or those whose property abuts a mid-block crosswalk. Violators of this ordinance who are reported are issued a notice to clear the sidewalk. The city is responsible for only the approaches to alleys; alleys are not plowed.

Snow Emergencies – If a snow emergency has been declared, night parking regulations are in effect from 11:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. on all city streets regardless of winter parking regulations. During a snow emergency Milwaukee Public Schools make some of their playgrounds and parking lots available for night parking and clean-up times. You can visit the following website for a list of those schools: