City of Milwaukee winter parking regulations are in effect from December 1, 2010 through March 1, 2011Most residential streets have alternate side night parking during this period. However there are exceptions to this rule.
Overnight parking is prohibited on major arterial streets and bus routes during this time period. These streets are not posted.
In addition some streets on the east side and near south side that allow overnight parking on both sides of the street will only allow alternate side night parking during the December to March time period. These streets are also not posted.
To find the winter parking regulations for a specific street, visit www.city.milwaukee.gov/mpw or call the Parking Information Desk at 414-286-8350.
Communication Assistants are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to answer your questions.
Residents should also observe the posted parking regulations. Many streets on the east side are posted “No Parking When Snowfall 4 Inches or More.”
Parking is allowed on both sides of the street, except when snow has accumulated on the street to the depth of 4 inches or more.
No parking is allowed on the side of the street where the sign is posted until the snow has been removed – day or night or at any time of the year.
Other streets are restricted to parking on a specific side of the street during the winter months.
These streets are posted with signs reading “No Parking” on one side of the street, either for the entire December to March time period or for a specific month.
The Department of Public Works offers a text message system. Snow Mobile – Winter Text Alert is available to residents and businesses that want to be informed when the City declares a snow emergency or when the 4 inch rule is in effect.
Those who wish to sign can logon to www.city.milwaukee.gov/mpw. Residents and businesses can also sign up for e-notify to receive an email when the Commissioner of Public Works declares a snow emergency.
During a major snowfall, a “Snow Emergency” may be declared by the Commissioner of Public Works. Snow emergencies are widely publicized on local radio and television stations.
During a declared “Snow Emergency,” parking is prohibited where “Snow Route Tow-Away Zone” signs are posted. Parking is permitted on such streets unless a snow emergency is declared.
Vehicles parked in violation of this sign will be towed at the owner’s expense. There are no exceptions. During a declared snow emergency night parking regulations are in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
The Department of Public Works Parking Enforcement encourages City residents to follow the winter parking regulations to assist in the efficient and effective removal of snow and to protect the safety and welfare of all City residents during this winter season.