Winter Parking Regulations

Winters in Minnesota result in a lot of snow and the need for snow removal. To facilitate snow removal, St. Cloud has three different winter parking regulations. Be sure to understand these regulations to avoid receiving a parking ticket.

What does a Snow Emergency mean? Click here for more information. During a Snow Emergency, any vehicle in violation of any parking restriction will be ticketed and immediately towed at the owner’s expense.

Seasonal Calendar

This restriction is often referred to as Odd/Even Parking and is in effect from November 1st - April 1st. The violations take place between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. regardless of snowfall. 

How it works:

  • Between 1:00 a.m. -7:00 a.m. on odd numbered days (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) you should park on the even side of the street
  • Between 1:00 a.m. -7:00 a.m. on even numbered days (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.) you should park on the odd side of the street
    • Even side of the street = house number is even (ie. 102 Washington Memorial Dr) 
    • Odd side of the street = house number is odd (ie. 103 Washington Memorial Dr)

Seasonal Parking Ban

  • Seasonal Ban locations:

    • The area north & west of the Sauk River
    • The area west of the Mississippi River & south of 22nd Street South
    • The area west of Highway 15
    • The area north and east of Highway 10
    • The area east of the Mississippi River and south of Highway 301 and Minnesota Blvd
  • Seasonal Ban Regulations:

    • In effect: November 1st – April 1st
    • Parking prohibited on these streets between 1:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
    • During other hours, parking is allowed as long as the street has been cleared of snow & ice
    • If the street is paved & less than 32 feet wide, there is no parking any time
SCSU parking map

SCSU Neighborhood: No Parking 1:00 a.m. -7:00 a.m.

If you live in the area immediately surrounding St. Cloud State University, you must obey the signs that are posted in the area year-round. 

The signs will be:

  • No Parking 1:00 a.m. -7:00 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Friday OR
  • No Parking 1:00 a.m. - 7 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

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