Milwaukee winter parking regulations now in effect

NOW: Milwaukee winter parking regulations now in effect

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Winter parking regulations are now in place in Milwaukee. The regulations will last through March 1. 

What does this mean for you? It depends on where you live, and you should pay close attention to street signs. 

According to the City, certain residential streets are restricted to parking on a specific side of the street during the winter months. Those streets will have signs that say "No Parking" on one side of the street either from December 1 to March 1, or with a monthly alteration for which side you can park on. 

There are some streets that have "exception alternate side parking." On those streets, from December 1 to March 1, alternate site parking is required. On even-numbered calendar days (it's the date before midnight) a vehicle with a valid night permit must be parked on the side of the street with even house numbers, on odd-numbered calendar days, park on the side of the street with the odd house numbers. 

When it comes to overnight parking, there is no parking allowed on through highways and bus routes. That means you cannot park on either side of the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from December 1 to March 1. During a snow emergency, those hours extend to 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

Check here for specific regulations for your street

Things change when it comes to a snow emergency. Those are declared by the Commissioner of Public Works. That determination is made when there is "a serious public hazard impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health, and police protection, and other vital facilities of the City."  

During a snow emergency, alternate side parking is required from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m, unless otherwise posted. Continue to alternate parking until the snow emergency has ended. 

In addition to those regulations, "Temporary No Parking" signs may be posted. 

Those not following the snow emergency rules will be cited. The first violation is $50. The second is $100. The third, fourth, fifth, etc. will be $150 and a vehicle can then be towed. 

Click here to sign up for winter parking text alerts. 

And as the City says, "Always follow posted signs, as they take precedence."

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