Alternate Side Parking Rules Begin November 15 at 1am
Alternate side parking lasts until March 15
Alternate side parking is in effect from November 15 to March 15 for the entire City of Madison, except for those in the Snow Emergency Zone. Alternate side parking rules are enforced from 1am to 7am seven days a week regardless of weather conditions.
Alternate Side Parking Rules
Vehicles parked on the street should be parked on the odd house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on odd numbered dates.
Vehicles should be parked on the even house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on even numbered dates.
Violations of the alternate side parking ordinance are punishable by fines of $20. The fine increases to $60 during a declared Snow Emergency.
Be sure to continue following all other parking restrictions while also following alternate side parking rules.
Snow Emergency Zone Information
The Snow Emergency Zone extends from Park Street to Thornton Avenue and the Yahara River, and between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.
In this area of Madison, alternate side parking is only enforced during declared snow emergencies.
Residents who park their vehicles on the street within the Snow Emergency Zone are strongly encouraged to sign up to receive email and text message alerts regarding snow emergency declarations at the City of Madison Winter website.
Following alternate side parking rules helps plowing operations a great deal by creating an open lane of travel for the Streets Division’s equipment. Residents are encouraged to plan ahead when parking their vehicle on the street for the evening to be sure they are in compliance with the alternate side rules. The Streets Division also recommends that residents remove seldom used vehicles, boats, and other trailers from the streets to avoid fines and help with plowing operations.
More detailed information regarding winter parking rules is available on the City’s winter website. Winter parking updates can also be obtained by calling the winter parking hotline at 608-261-9111.
On the city’s winter website, besides signing up to receive text and/or email alerts regarding declared snow emergencies, residents can also sign up to receive Snow Plow Update e-mails that will detail the Streets Division’s operations in response to snow events. Other useful winter information, such as locations for free sand to use on sidewalks, or tips on how to bicycle in the winter, and more are all available at www.cityofmadison.com/winter.