Snow Route Parking Policy


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
  • Provide better on-street parking

Odd / Even Parking

After snowfalls of three or more inches, when declared, the program requires odd / even parking along the designated snow routes. When 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. The parking restrictions are in effect from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. or 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., depending upon the street.

Policy Enforcement

Enforcement of the snow route parking policy will be announced at least six hours in advance through area news media, including CityChannel Dubuque (channels 117.2 and 8 on the Mediacom cable system). Notification is also provided via e-mail and text through the City's Notify Me system. Activation of the policy is also announced on the City of Dubuque website and through the City's CodeRED emergency notification system. Vehicles violating the restrictions will be ticketed and fined $30. 

Streets Designated as Snow Routes

For a listing of city streets designated as snow routes, visit or contact the Public Works Department at 563-589-4250 or by email.