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Winter Parking Ban

Saturday, December 16, 2017

City of Worcester Declared Parking Ban is lifted as of 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. - Tue 12/12/2017 01:38 PM

You may search the winter parking ban database by street name. Please select the street name from the pull down list below. The search results provide information on the ban type, ban zone and no parking side.

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Public streets fall under two ban categories, PERMANENT and DECLARED:

  • A PERMANENT BAN will remain in effect on Emergency Arteries, WRTA Bus Routes and streets that are critical to the flow of traffic. The permanent ban means that from December 1st through April 30th there is no parking on one or both sides of the street between 2 AM and 6 AM and also when a snow emergency is declared, anytime day or night.
  • A DECLARED BAN will be in effect on all remaining city streets. The declared ban means that parking is allowed on both sides of the street until the winter parking ban is put into effect. You can expect the winter parking ban to go into effect whenever inclement weather is forecasted.

Alert Notifications

All alerts will be sent as soon as possible once the Declared Ban goes into effect.

To receive text alerts once a Parking Ban goes into effect, you may "Fast Follow" Public Works & Park's page even if you don't have a Twitter account yourself. Simply text the phrase, "follow snowparkingban" to 40404 via your cell phone and you will receive the latest Tweets directly to your cell phone with important and timely Parking Ban information (standard text messaging rates apply). To stop receiving these Tweets, text the phrase, "leave snowparkingban" to 40404.

Alternatively, you may sign-up for the City's emergency notification system, which enables the City to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations and allows residents to choose where and how they are notified. Sign-up for ALERTWorcester now!

Please be advised that this is an additional service to be alerted about a Winter Parking Ban going into effect. The official source to check for the winter parking ban is always (508) 929-1300.

Parking Tickets

The Winter Parking Ban is designed to keep streets open, safe and essential traffic moving during snow storms. Failure to follow Parking Ban restrictions may result in ticketing for violation and/or towing of your vehicle at the owner's expense.

Parking ticket payments are processed through the Treasurer & Collector of Taxes and can also be paid online. For more information related to parking ticket payments and appeals, please visit the Parking Administration's Parking Ticket Payment & Appeals web page.

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