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Snow Emergency Zone


The Snow Emergency Zone is the downtown isthmus area and the Regent, Dudgeon-Monroe, South Campus, Vilas, Greenbush, Bay Creek, Sherman Terrace, Tenney-Lapham, Marquette, Darbo-Worthington, and Atwood neighborhoods.

The area includes all of Alder Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and 13, and the part of District 5 south of Campus Drive and east of Franklin Avenue, defined in Ordinance MGO 12.1335(2).

Parking Rules

If you park in the Snow Emergency Zone, you only need to follow overnight alternate side parking rules during a Declared Snow Emergency.

Clean Streets/Clean Lakes

Many streets within the Snow Emergency Zone also have posted year-round Clean Streets/Clean Lakes parking rules. All posted parking rules remain in effect in the winter.

During a Declared Snow Emergency, follow both Clean Streets/Clean Lakes and alternate side parking rules.

Posted Parking Rules

Follow all posted parking rules, including during a Declared Snow Emergency.

One-Sided Parking Streets

Exception: Blocks with one-sided parking are exempt from alternate side parking requirements, including during a Declared Snow Emergency.


If you have questions about parking rules and tickets, please contact Parking Enforcement at:
(608) 266-4622
Contact Parking Enforcement

If you have questions about snow plowing or the Snow Emergency Zone, please contact the Streets Division at:
(608) 246-4532 - East of S Park St
(608) 266-4681 - West of S Park St