The Winter Parking Ban is designed to keep streets open, safe, and essential traffic moving during snow storms. Residents are discouraged from parking on the street during any snow storm and are encouraged to plan ahead for alternative off-street parking.
The Permanent Winter Parking Ban is in effect as of December 1. A Permanent Ban remains in effect from December 1 through April 30 on Emergency Arteries, WRTA Bus Routes and streets critical to the flow of traffic.
DPW&P Customer Service Center is the official source for up-to-date information on the winter parking ban, parking regulations on your street and snow complaints.
For the latest updates on the winter parking ban:
Winter parking bans on public streets fall under two categories, PERMANENT and DECLARED.
A PERMANENT BAN remains in effect from December 1st through April 30th on Emergency Arteries, WRTA Bus Routes, and streets that are critical to the flow of traffic. There is no parking on one or both sides of the street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and anytime a snow emergency is declared.
A DECLARED BAN is put into effect on all remaining city streets whenever accumulating snow is forecast. When a Declared Ban is in effect, restrictions apply that typically allow parking on one side of the street.
Illegally parked vehicles are the biggest obstacle to effective snow removal efforts. Vehicles that violate the winter parking ban or otherwise hinder snow removal will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. Please support our efforts by parking your vehicle in conformance with the winter parking ban.
When Worcester has a winter storm, the City's goal is to keep the streets cleared and safe.