Avoid a Ticket and/or a Tow Stay Informed

Snow Emergency announcements are given to the media, so you can also monitor Madison radio and television stations for information on Snow Emergencies. Check the City of Madison web site to see if there is a Declared Snow Emergency. If you have to park on the street, find out where you need to park by doing one of the following:

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the Declared Snow Emergency email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.

I Got Towed

The City of Madison could tow your car if you fail to follow the winter parking rules. You could be towed if streets become impassable for emergency vehicles, busses, or other vehicles. Fines for towing during a Snow Emergency are $60 for the Alternate Side Parking violation plus a $65 towing fee.

  • Call the Madison Police Department at (608) 266-4170 to locate your car.