Annual Overnight Parking Ban Starts 3 am Saturday, Dec. 1
Chicago’s annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban begins Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 am. The parking ban, indicated throughout the city with signage, will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets through March 31, 2019. The parking ban does not allow vehicles to park on marked arterial streets from 3:00 am to 7:00 am, regardless of snow.
In the 45th Ward, the Winter Overnight Parking Ban impacts Foster east of Central, Milwaukee south of Foster, and Central south of Elston.
Cars violating the overnight parking ban restrictions prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. Vehicle owners are also eligible to receive a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket, and a storage fee of $20 per day when they violate the overnight parking ban.
In addition to the overnight parking ban, there is another parking an that goes into effect when at least 2 inches of snow falls on the street. Drivers parked during that time on those streets will be eligible for ticketing or having their cars relocated so plows can clear the streets. Streets with 2 inches of snow parking ban are indicated with signage.
An interactive map indicating streets affected by both winter parking restrictions is below:
Red = Winter overnight parking restrictions
Orange = Two-inch snow route restriction
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