Dubuque’s snow route parking policy affects almost 34 miles of the City’s most heavily traveled streets. The policy was implemented to prevent parked cars from keeping City crews from plowing from curb to curb. The snow route parking policy allows crews to plow the streets more effectively, improve driving conditions, and provide better on-street parking.

Regulations During a Snow Restricted Parking Declaration
After snowfalls of three or more inches occur, the City Manager has the authority to issue a snow restricted parking declaration.

After the snow route policy is declared, the program requires "odd/even" parking along the designated snow routes. Once in effect, parking is prohibited on the "even numbered" side of the streets on the even days of the month, and on the "odd numbered" side of the streets on the odd days of the month for those streets on the snow route. The parking restrictions are in effect from noon to 5:00 p.m. or 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. depending upon the street.

Enforcement of the snow route parking policy will be announced at least six hours in advance through news media, including CityChannel Dubuque and the City of Dubuque website. In addition, you may register to receive an email or text notification through the Notify Me module on this website or sign up for the City's CodeRED system, which is also utilized to alert citizens of a snow route policy activation by phone.

Vehicles violating the restrictions will be ticketed and fined $30. The first snow route restriction violation of each winter season for a vehicle shall be voided if the owner of the vehicle registers their contact information with the City's CodeRED system. To request a citation exemption, use this service request.

For More Information
The City Code (9-15-321.762) states that a vehicle cannot be parked longer than 24 hours without moving. A vehicle that has been parked 24 hours without being moved is considered to be street storage and will be ticketed.

If the vehicle has not been moved within 24 hours of the notice of fine, or there is evidence that the vehicle has been parked for more than 48 hours before receiving the notice of fine, the vehicle may be towed.

Questions regarding street storage may be directed to the Police Department at 563-589-4410.