What is a Winter Parking Ban in Burlington?
A winter parking ban can be declared by the City of Burlington when snow fall or expected snow fall indicates that it may be necessary to plow city streets from curb to curb.
Upon declaring a ban, all media is notified, city parking ban lights are turned on (see photo) and a tape recording is activated at 802-658-SNOW (7669).
Call the number for the most up-to-date information.
When is it Announced?
A winter parking ban is always declared by 3 p.m. to be effective that evening.
- The ban is in effect from:
- Midnight to 6 a.m. in the downtown core (Zone F in city ordinance)
- 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. outside the downtown core
- You may not park on any city streets or parking lots during the ban.
- Any vehicles left on city streets or parking lots will be issued a $125 ticket and towed to another location.
- Vehicles found with more than $75 in outstanding fines or previous winter tow tickets will be towed to a designated garage until payment is made.
What Do I Do?
Park your vehicle off-street.
Free parking is available from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. (two hours free inclusive) in all three of Burlington’s municipal garages:
- Marketplace Garage (entrances at 147 Cherry St. and Bank St.)
- College Street Garage (entrance at 60 College St. – Battery Street entrance temporarily closed)
- Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St.)
Drivers are prohibited from parking on the roof of garages during a parking ban. Please park on LOWER DECKS ONLY.
IMPORTANT: If you enter before 7 p.m. or leave after 9 a.m. you will be responsible for normal rates for that time.
Who do I Call if I’m Towed?
Sorry to hear you’ve been towed. Please call Spillane’s Towing: 802-863-7900. To sign up for text updates on Winter Parking Bans, please visit DPW’s website here: https://burlingtonvt.gov/btv-alerts