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Parking Regulations When It Snows

When it snows, please remove your parked cars from the street so the plows can clear the streets.

Car buried in snow parked on the street

Snow Route Parking Ban after 2-inch Accumulation

Snow Route street sign

Snow parking restrictions in a Snow Route are in effect November 1 through April 30, in accordance with Section 10.40.060 of the St. Charles Municipal Code. Snow routes are marked with blue signs. The Police Department will begin enforcing these parking regulations approximately one hour after a 2” snowfall. Click here for a map of snow plow routes.

Citywide Street Parking Ban after 3-inch Accumulation

A citywide parking ban on all streets is put into effect when 3 or more inches of snow has accumulated and full plowing operations are underway. Section 10.40.070 states that cars may not be parked on streets for 72 hours after the 3-inch accumulation has been reached or until the street has been cleared of snow, as determined by the Chief of Police. Cars may be towed, per Section 10.40.090, to a cleared street or designated parking lot. The Police Department will begin enforcing these parking regulations approximately one hour after a 3-inch accumulation.

updated Jan 24, 2022