Winter Parking Regulations
In the Downtown Parking Management District
In the Downtown Parking Management District, parking on city streets is prohibited when the Public Works Director posts a parking ban for snow removal. During a parking ban, vehicles may not be parked on city streets in downtown between the hours of 11pm and 6am. Vehicles left on the street during a parking ban may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense. Look for parking ban announcements on the home page of this website, our Facebook and Twitter pages, and via our email alerts.
Vehicles are also prohibited from parking in most city parking lots downtown between 11pm and 6am during a parking ban. There are three city parking lots in downtown where vehicles may be parked from 5pm-7am:
- Lower level of Columbia Street deck (entrance on Hammond Street at the corner of Central Street)
- Lower level of the Pickering Square Parking Garage on the Kenduskeag Plaza side (Kenduskeag Plaza West)
- The rear of the Upper Abbot Lot on Harlow Street (area is marked with signs)
City-Wide (Outside of the Downtown Parking Management District)
Parking is prohibited on city streets outside of the Downtown Parking Management District between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 AM, after the Public Works Director posts the first parking ban of the season through March 31. Vehicles left on the street during overnight hours may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.
On streets where parking is not regulated by signs, parking after the Public Works Director posts the first parking ban of the season through March 31 between the hours of 6 AM through 12 midnight is allowed on odd-numbered sides of the street on odd numbered days, and even-numbered sides of the street on even numbered days.