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Overnight Parking for Recreational and Commercial Vehicles

The City does not ban parking on city streets overnight for most vehicles. There are, however, restrictions on parking Recreational and Commercial vehicles overnight. 

Which vehicles are allowed to park on City streets overnight? 

One passenger car or a truck with a “B” license plate, such as a pickup truck. 

How long can allowed vehicles be parked on the street? 

No longer than 24 hours. 

Which vehicles are not allowed to park overnight? 

Police Department Maintains National Accreditation

The Police Department has held CALEA Accreditation since 1989

The St. Charles Police Department once again has been awarded National Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA maintains professional standards for public safety to improve the delivery of services by participating law enforcement agencies. The St. Charles Police Department first achieved its accredited status in 1989, when it became one of the first agencies in the State of Illinois to become Nationally Accredited.

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm cuts the risk of dying in a house fire in half. Smoke alarms give early warnings of fast spreading smoke making them a key part of a home fire escape plan.  

Tips from the National Fire Protection Association:  

Tornado Sirens & Safety Information

While tornadoes may occur anytime of the year, they are most likely in April, May, and June. Over half of all tornados occur between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., or on hot and humid days. One of the most important things you can do to prevent being injured in a tornado is to be alert to the onset of severe weather and reach shelter in time. The safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement, or in a small interior room like a closet or bathroom, away from outside walls and windows. 

Discover the Best Things to Do in St. Charles

Follow @TravelStCharles on Instagram

Find all the “Instagram-worthy” public art, food, & scenic views, as well as the best things to do in St. Charles. Are you tired of eating the same thing...can’t decide where to go for date night? No worries, let influencers on the @TravelStCharles Instagram page find your new favorite local spot. Hit that follow button and learn everything you need to know before you go. Check out the page here. The @TravelStCharles Instagram page is managed by the St. Charles Business Alliance. 

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Remember to Keep Your Dogs on a Leash

Now that the weather is warming up, more people will be out biking, jogging, or walking their dogs. Please remember that St. Charles does have a leash law that requires all pets to be on leashes while off the owner's property, except in a designated off-leash area. The law is for everyone’s safety and enjoyment of our wonderful parks, trails, and walkways. And please pick up after your pets.