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 Declared Winter Parking Ban for the City of Worcester was lifted at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15. Residents who parked in municipal garages during the ban have until 12 p.m. (noon) Wednesday to move their vehicles before regular rates resume. Regular rates will apply for vehicles entering municipal garages after 6 a.m. on March 15.
The Permanent Parking Ban went into effect on December 1, 2022.
Worcester 311 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.