News Release
City Services

November 22, 2013

Annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban Starts 3am Sunday, December 1

City reminds motorists to park in safe, legal spaces this winter to help keep vital streets clear

Chicago's annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban begins Sunday, December 1 at 3 a.m.  The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced along 107 miles of critical arterial streets from Sunday, December 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. regardless of snow.

The Department of Streets and Sanitation began posting flyers on cars parked on restricted streets this week as an additional reminder to motorists.

"We are reminding motorists to refrain from parking on these critical routes, especially people who are visiting Chicago and may be unaware of the restrictions," said Commissioner Charles L. Williams.  "Motorists can easily avoid having their vehicles towed by checking signs and following the posted restrictions."

Cars parked in violations of the overnight ban prevent critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows.  During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces traffic flow.

Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $20 per day.  Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to Pounds 2 (10301 South Doty Avenue) or 6 (701 North Sacramento).  Last year on December 1, 301 vehicles were towed for violating the overnight parking ban.

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Signage for Winter Parking Restrictions

Map of Winter Overnight Parking Ban Routes

Overnight Parking Ban Street List 2013-14

Map of 2 Inch Snow Parking Ban 2013-14

2 Inch Parking Ban Street List 2013-2014

Information for Winter