Snow Season Parking
Snow Emergencies are called after significant snowfall and before 6 p.m. on any given day. During a Snow Emergency, special parking rules go into effect that allow City crews to plow streets and emergency vehicles to travel safely.
Currently there is not a Snow Emergency in effect in the City of Minneapolis. There are no Winter Parking Restrictions, and normal parking rules apply. If this should change, the web site will be updated. And please remember to shovel your sidewalks and around your collection carts.
For more information:
- Print the Snow Emergency brochure (pdf)
- Download the snow emergency app - details below
- Call the snow emergency news hotline - 612-348-SNOW (7669). TTY: 612-673-2157
Towed Vehicle Information
Vehicles in violation of these parking rules will be tagged and/or towed. Visit the Minneapolis Impound Lot page for contact information and directions on to retrieve your vehicle.
Avoid the cost and hassle of a ticket and tow during a Snow Emergency. The new and improved Minneapolis Snow Emergency app tells you if a Snow Emergency has been declared and puts all the parking rules right in the palm of your hand. The app tells you where you can and can't park on Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of a Snow Emergency to help you avoid a ticket and a tow. It also features a quick call button that connects you with the Minneapolis Snow Emergency Hotline, and buttons to sign up for email/text alerts or visit the City's website.
Videos: Learn more about Minneapolis Snow Emergency Parking Rules
Find out where to park your car when a Snow Emergency is declared to avoid a ticket and a tow. Learn more in this edition of the Minneapolis "Did you know..." series.
Snow Emergency video in English
Video in Other Languages: Spanish, Somali and Hmong