From Dec.1, 2017 through March 1, 2018, Milwuakee residents must comply with all winter parking regulations. To avoid getting tickets or towed, make sure you know the changes in parking for the winter season. All of the rules in place are for everyone's safety and allow snow plows to do their jobs effectively.
Some streets have restrictions about parking on a specific side during the winter. These streets should be listed online and indicated with "No Parking" signs on the opposite side of the street during the winter parking regulations.
The biggest change this year is the elimination of the 4-inch rule. Instead, signs will be posted that say "During Snow Plowing Operations Alternate Side Parking Enforced." These signs will be posted whenever DPW declares a snow removal operation.
Also new this year is a green salt, meant to be an affective de-icing agent. The new salt is easier on roads, cars, and equiment and also more efficient in clearing the roads.
There is no overnight parking on highways or streets with bus routes during the winter parking regulations.
Some Milwaukee Public Schools offer extra overnight parking in their playgrounds and parking lots during snow emergencies.
Parking in an unauthorized area during the winter parking regulations may result in your vehicle being towed. Tow fees begin at $105 but will increase with storage fees and or relocation fees.
In case of a "Snow Emergency", night parking hours are 11 p.m through 6 a.m. Residents are asked to move their cars to the proper side of the street between those times, in compliance with alternate side parking.
Many of the winter parking rules are the same from previous years. Tickets, however, have increased. Violations can result in citations of $40 or higher.
Streets with no posted time restrictions are fair game to park all day and in compliance with overnight parking rules. Happy parking!