One-Sided Parking Ban

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The one-side parking ban will resume on Tuesday, March 12 at 8 a.m.

One-Sided Parking Ban Map

Parking is NOT allowed on the EVEN numbered side of all RESIDENTIAL streets beginning Monday, March 4 at Noon until April 1.

Residents should park on the odd numbered side of residential streets and follow normal posted parking restrictions on arterial (main) streets. See the Winter 1-Sided Parking Restrictions map to determine where to park.

Safety of our residents is the city’s top priority, including making sure the streets are safe and passable for all emergency vehicles. With the snow accumulation, many streets have become narrowed by the snow. For public safety reasons, the city has banned parking on one-side of all residential streets to make sure emergency vehicles can safely access the streets.

Please follow all parking rules and do not block residential driveways, alley access or intersections.

If a Snow Emergency is declared while the one-sided parking ban is in effect, the parking ban will be temporarily suspended, and Snow Emergency parking rules will apply. For more information about snow operations, visit stpaul.gov/snow.

Where should I park?

  • If a Snow Emergency is declared. Please follow all Snow Emergency parking rules www.stpaul.gov/snow
  • See the Winter 1-Sided Parking Restrictions map to determine where to park. Please check the map regularly as streets are continually being reviewed. Parking restrictions may change.
  • All posted parking restrictions and posted temporary signs must be followed at at all times.
  • Park on the odd numbered side of residential streets.
  • Do NOT park on the EVEN numbered side of RESIDENTIAL streets.
  • This 1-sided parking ban is for the entire City of Saint Paul.

How do I tell which side of the street is EVEN?

  • Look for the property address. EVEN numbered side of the street has the number ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8. If the property address number ENDS with one of these numbers, and there is a residential parking ban on that part of the street (the red dotted line on the map) do not park on that side of the street. 
  • Typically, the south or east side of residential streets are EVEN-numbered. 

What do the blue lines and dotted red lines mean on the 1-side parking map?

  • The dotted red lines indicate the streets where parking is banned on the EVEN side of streets. Dotted red lines do NOT indicate which side of the street to park on. Please look for the property address to determine EVEN numbered side of street.
  • The blue line represent main streets or residential streets where people should follow all normal posted parking rules and restrictions.
  • Please note that the actual lines on the map to do NOT designate which side of the street to park, just which parking restriction to follow.

Why are there posted no parking signs on my street? Do I have to follow them?

  • Yes. All posted parking restrictions and posted temporary signs must be followed at all times. 
  • Temporary posted signs are placed for a number of reasons: to create needed space on narrowed streets, for snow removal efforts, for utility or private contractor work, for sewer storm drain work, for tree trimming work, etc.
  • People who park in areas with posted no parking signs may be ticketed and towed.

Do the One-Side Parking Ban rules apply when there is a Snow Emergency?

  • The one-sided parking ban will be temporarily suspended during a Snow Emergency.
  • Snow Emergency parking rules will apply - visit stpaul.gov/snow for more information.
  • All posted parking restrictions and posted temporary signs must be followed at at all times.
  • For example: If the City of Saint Paul declares a Snow Emergency on a Sunday here's what that would look like:
    • Sunday at 4 p.m. the one-side parking ban is put on hold.
    • Sunday at 9 p.m. Snow Emergency parking restrictions go into effect, no parking on NIGHT PLOW ROUTES from 9 p.m.-7 a.m.
    • Monday at 8 a.m. Snow Emergency parking restrictions continue with no parking on DAY PLOW ROUTES from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    • Monday from 5 p.m. until Tuesday at 8 a.m. the Snow Emergency is still in effect. People may park in areas that have been plowed the full width.
    • Tuesday at 8 a.m. Snow Emergency parking rules end. The one-side parking ban goes back into effect. 
    • Please remember to check the one-side parking map at www.stpaul.gov/1sideparking regularly as streets are continually being assessed and the parking restrictions may change.

I have a handicapped parking sign in front of my property, which is on the EVEN side of the street. Can I still park there?

  • No. If your property has a posted handicap parking sign on the street, and the residential street is identified as part of the winter parking ban, you cannot park there. Please contact Saint Paul Public Works with your property address at publicworksinfo@ci.stpaul.mn.us or call 651-266-6100 and the city will try to post temporary handicap parking sides on the other side of the street.

My street regularly has a one-sided parking ban, but it bans parking on the odd-side of the street. With this winter parking restriction on the even-side of my street, can I now park on the odd side of the street?

  • No. Everyone must follow all normal posted parking signs. Please check the location on the 1-side parking map at www.stpaul.gov/1sideparkingmap.
  • We are reviewing some residential streets with odd-side parking restrictions. Please continue to check the map for updates. If the line is blue, follow the normal posted parking restrictions.

Could my vehicle get ticketed or towed if parked on the wrong side of the street?

  • Yes. Vehicles parked on the even side of residential streets or in posted no parking areas could be ticketed and/or towed during this parking ban.

I have a residential parking permit sticker. Can I park only in my permit parking area?

  • Residential parking restrictions are suspended during this winter parking ban. Residents with residential permit parking stickers can park in other permitted areas.  

My business/organization has a designated 15 minute loading zone on the even-side of the street, can we still use it?

  • Yes. Designated 15 minute loading zones on the even-side of residential streets can be used as long as vehicles are not parked longer than the designated time and could be quickly accessed and moved for emergency vehicles.

The odd-side of the residential street is posted for only 2 hour parking. With this winter parking ban, can I park there more than 2 hours?

  • No. The current posted parking rules apply. If the odd-side of the street has posted parking signs limiting time, parking rules will be enforced. 

There is a construction dumpster located on the EVEN side of the street, does it need to be moved?

  • Yes, any construction dumpsters in the street or public right-of-way that are located on the EVEN side of the street will need to be relocated to the other side of the street.

When will the One-Sided Parking Ban end?

  • The one-sided parking ban is in effect until April 1, unless conditions change and the city ends it sooner.

When was the last time the City of Saint Paul declared a one-side parking ban?

  • The first-ever citywide one-sided winter parking ban occurred in March 2014.

Watch the Mayor's Press Conference Announcing the One-Side Residential Parking Ban (3/3/2019)