Citywide Street Parking Ban in Effect for Snow Accumulations of 3 Inches or More
As of 7 a.m. Feb. 9, 2018, 6" of snow fell in St. Charles. The snow is expected to continue throughout the weekend. A citywide parking ban on streets is in effect after snow accumulations reach 3 inches. If cars are parked on the streets, it makes it difficult for our plow crews to safely clear the streets. The ban is lifted after 72 hours or once the streets are cleared.
Designated Snow Route Parking Ban in Effect for Accumulations of 2 Inches or More
When snowfall of 2 or more inches accumulates and more is predicted, a snow route parking ban is put into effect along major streets that have been marked with snow route signs.
Additional Snow Removal Information
More information, including which streets the City plows, and which ones are the responsibility of IDOT or KDOT visit our snow removal webpage. If you have a snow plow concern, please contact the Public Works Department at 630.377.4405. Official City ordinances governing the parking ban is below.
Please Shovel Sidewalks & Dig Out Fire Hydrants
Please remember to act neighborly and keep your sidewalks shoveled, fire hydrants clear of snow, and street drains clear of debris after a heavy snowfall. If you know of someone who needs assistance with keeping their sidewalk or driveway clear, pitch in and help them out. If there is a fire hydrant close to your property, remember to help our firefighters by shoveling snow in a three-foot radius around the hydrant to keep it quickly accessible in case of emergency.
Ordinances: Snow Routes & Snow Conditions - Parking
10.40.060 – Snow routes - Designated - Removal of vehicles required - Sign erection authorized
From November 1st of one year to April 30th of the next year, it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow or permit any vehicle to be parked on any of the streets designated in Subsection "A" of this section when an accumulation of snow is two inches or more, until such street has been cleaned.
Any vehicle parked in violation of the foregoing prohibition against parking on a snow route is declared to be a nuisance and a hazard to public safety, and any police officer of the city is authorized to remove or cause the removal of such vehicle to any garage or other place of storage at the expense of the owner of said vehicle in accordance with Section 10.40.090.
The director of public works is directed to post, or cause to be erected and maintained, suitable signs bearing the inscription "Snow Route."
10.40.070 – Snow conditions - Parking - Removal of vehicles
It is unlawful for a period of seventy-two (72) hours or until such street, highway or City-owned, leased, or operated parking lot has been cleared of snow as determined by the Chief of Police following a fresh snowfall of three inches or more, to park any vehicle on any portion of any public street, highway, or City-owned, -leased, or –operated parking lot in spaces so designated and as identified in Exhibit PL-G.
Any vehicle parked in violation of the prohibition against parking contained in Subsection "A" of this section is a nuisance and a hazard to public safety, and any police officer of the city is authorized to remove or cause the removal of such vehicle to be stored on any city property or in a public garage or parking lot or other place of storage at the expense of the owner of said vehicle in accordance with Section 10.40.090.