Snow Emergency Procedures

Snow Emergency Policy

A Snow Emergency AUTOMATICALLY goes into effect when two or more inches of snow has accumulated. Vehicles must be moved off the street until the road has been cleared from curb to curb. Cars that are in violation may be ticketed and towed.The cost of a Snow Emergency parking violation is $77.

Snow Emergency Notification

In 2014, the City began using an optional notification system. Citizens can sign up to receive a text message, email, or phone call when we begin Snow Emergency cleanup procedures. Learn more on our text notification page.

Public Parking Options During Snow Emergency

Residents may need to utilize public parking lots during a Snow Emergency to avoid getting ticketed and towed. Please see the attachment below to review our public parking options.

Map of Public Parking Lots

Extended Snowfall

During an extended storm, when snow continues to fall for an extended period of time, our cleanup requires multiple passes and can take longer to complete. You are still required to keep vehicles off the street until the snow storm has ended and the street has been plowed to its full width.


If your vehicle has been towed, it will be taken to Southeast Towing. You can reach them at 651-437-2446.