Burlington is now in the heart of the winter season and with it comes the risk for severe winter storms. It is important to be prepared for the impact winter storms can have on our parking and transportation system.
When a parking ban is in effect, all cars must be off the street from midnight-6 a.m. in the downtown and 10 p.m.-7 a.m. in residential areas.
Vehicles still on the street during the ban will be towed and assessed a $125 fine.
All parking bans will be announced by 3 p.m. at the latest, giving residents ample time to make other plans. With the declaration of a parking ban, email messages will also be sent to all subscribers of Nixle, a public service newsletter. Anyone can check to see if a ban is in effect by calling 802-658-SNOW (7669).
During a parking ban, parking is free starting at 10 p.m. in Marketplace Garage (147 Cherry St), Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St) and College Street Garage (60 College St) on the lower decks only.
Simply arrive in one of these garages after 10 p.m. and take a ticket to park for free. (Technically, you can arrive after 8 p.m., because all city-owned garages offer two hours free, as long as you leave before 8 a.m.)
You must remove your car by 8 a.m. or you will be charged a full day’s rate. Drivers should not park on the roof of garages during a parking ban.