|Winter is Coming! |
With the arrival of the snow season, now is the time for Saint Paulites to review the snow emergency rules to avoid the hassle and expense of a towed vehicle. Visit stpaul.gov/snow to sign up for alerts regarding Snow Emergencies and much more. How does a Snow Emergency typically work? See below for details.
| Typical Snow Emergency Timeline
|Snow Emergency Declared
||Day 1: 3:00 PM*
||Snow Emergencies are typically declared after snowfalls of 3” or more. The parking restrictions of a Snow Emergency allow plows to effectively clear the streets. Visit stpaul.gov/snow to sign up for alerts regarding Snow Emergencies.
|Night Plowing Begins
||Day 1: 9:00 PM
||Vehicles parked on Night Plow Routes or on downtown streets during Night Plowing are subject to ticketing and towing. Night Plow Routes can be identified by distinctive red and white signs that read "Night Plow Route" or "Night Plow Route This Side of Street." Once the street has been plowed to the curb, parking on these streets may resume.
|Day Plowing Begins
||Day 2, 8:00 AM
||Vehicles parked on roads not marked as Night Plow Routes and not in downtown are subject to ticketing and towing. Once the street has been plowed to the curb, parking on these streets may resume.
|Snow Emergency Ends
||Day 5, 3:00 PM*
||Vehicles parked on roadways that have not been plowed to the curb are subject to ticketing and towing until 96 hours after the Snow Emergency has been declared.
| *Time of declaration is approximate.
Parking meters are used in Downtown Saint Paul and other areas of the City where high parking demand requires regulating the use of on- street parking spaces. For information regarding parking meters, disability parking, parking cards, meter hooding, or any other parking meter related questions, visit our Metered Parking page.
|Residential Permit Parking
Residential permit parking is intended to prioritize on-street parking in high demand areas for neighborhood residents. For more information about residential permit parking, including maps, policies, and answers to FAQs, visit our Residential Permit Parking page.
|Residential Disability Parking
Disabled residents with a need for accommodations in front of their homes can request a Residential Disability Parking Zone. For information on how to apply for a Residential Disability Parking Zone, or to see if you are eligible, visit our Residential Disability Parking page.
Parking in an urban area can be tricky if you don't know the rules. Visit our Parking Rules page for a quick primer on how to avoid citations and examples of common unsigned no parking zones.
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