Saint Paul Declares 1-Sided Residential Streets Parking Ban

Beginning Friday, March 10 at 8 a.m. parking is not allowed on the EVEN numbered side of RESIDENTIAL streets

1-sided Parking Ban Information     1-sided Parking Restrictions Map

Today, the City of Saint Paul declared a 1-sided residential street winter parking ban will be in effect beginning on Friday, March 10 at 8 a.m. Parking is not allowed on even-numbered sides of residential streets. In Saint Paul, the even-numbered side of the street is typically the south or east side of the street. Residents and visitors must park on the odd side of residential streets and follow all posted parking rules on arterial (main) streets. The 1-sided parking ban will be in effect until April 15, or earlier if the city determines the street conditions allow the ban to be lifted. 

“The safety of our residents, workers, and visitors is our top priority in Saint Paul,” said Mayor Carter. “This action will help ensure our emergency services and Public Works can keep our streets safe and passable.”

The residential street parking ban is needed due to the record snowfall this winter that has narrowed many residential streets. Saint Paul Public Works has been working closely with the Saint Paul Fire Department, Saint Paul Police Department, and Saint Paul Public Schools to monitor street conditions to continue to keep them safe and accessible for emergency vehicles and school buses. The City will be ticketing and towing vehicles that are in violation of the 1-sided parking restrictions.

“We know that on-street parking is critical to many residents, and we’ve done everything we can to keep streets as wide as possible this winter,” said Public Works Director Sean Kershaw. “Right now, we can’t get our larger plow trucks down some residential streets. The parking ban enables our crews to be more responsive with whatever winter weather comes in the remaining season.”

The City of Saint Paul has created a 1-side parking map ( to help residents know which streets have the parking restrictions to avoid a potential ticket or tow. For more information, including a detailed frequently asked questions section visit,

There is currently no Snow Emergency in effect.

When a Snow Emergency is declared, residents are asked to follow specific parking guidelines to allow for efficient snow removal operations. Vehicles in violation of parking restrictions will be ticketed and towed.

There are winter parking restrictions in effect. Parking is NOT allowed on the EVEN numbered side of all RESIDENTIAL streets until April 15, 2023. For more information, visit the 1-sided parking page and 1-sided parking map.

Shovel your sidewalk, do not put carts on the street, and clear hydrants and storm drains

  • Shovel your sidewalk. Saint Paul City Ordinance requires snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours. Corner property owners must shovel curbs, walkways and crosswalks to the street.
  • Do not push snow out into the streets.
  • Do not place recycling and garbage carts in the street. Carts should be kept in the boulevard or at the end of the driveway.
  • If you are able, please shovel hydrants out and clear snow and ice off storm drains to prevent street flooding.

Stay Informed of Snow Emergencies

Sign up to receive Saint Paul Snow Emergency text or email alerts (available in English, Spanish, Hmong and Somali).

Follow updates on social media or call 651-266-PLOW for recorded status messages.

For the 2022-2023 snow season, Saint Paul has declared the following Snow Emergencies:

  • 11/29-12/3
  • 12/15-12/19
  • 12/21-12/25
  • 1/4-1/9
  • 1/19-1/23
  • 2/22-2/23
  • 2/23-2/27
  • 3/10 - 4/15 - 1-sided Parking Ban

Snow Emergency Parking Map

Check out when and where you should park your car during a Snow Emergency.

Downtown streets are all Night Plow Routes. Do not park on downtown streets after 9 p.m. on the first night of when a Snow Emergency is declared.

Snow Emergency Parking Map

Download the Snow Emergency Brochure (PDF)

The Snow Emergency brochure is also available in 7 different languages.

This brochure is a PDF, if you would like copies mailed to you, please email

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Last Edited: March 16, 2023