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The City of Madison’s alternate side parking restrictions will begin at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15.  City of Madison residents who park on the street must have their parked cars on the side of the street with odd house numbers from 1am to 7am Tuesday, November 15.

Alternate side parking restrictions require that Madison residents park on the odd house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on odd numbered days and on the even house numbered side of the street between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. on even numbered days. 

The alternate side parking rules are in effect seven days a week from 1 a.m. until 7 a.m. regardless of weather conditions for most of the City of Madison. The rules will remain in effect until March 15.
The only area where the rules are not in effect every day is the Snow Emergency Zone, which is the downtown/isthmus area.  In this area, alternate side parking rules are only in effect during a declared snow emergency.
The Snow Emergency Zone extends from Park Street to Thornton Avenue and the Yahara River, and between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona. 
Violations of the alternate side parking ordinance are punishable by fines of $20.  The fine increases to $60 during a Snow Emergency.
To avoid fines, and to help with the plowing operations, people should park their cars on the proper side of the street.  Residents are encouraged to plan ahead when parking their vehicle for the evening. The Streets Division also recommends that residents remove seldom used vehicles, boats and other trailers from the streets to avoid fines and help with plowing operations.

Winter parking information is available by calling 261-9111 and on the City’s winter web site, where residents can sign up to receive an e-mail notice and/or a text message whenever a snow emergency is declared.  You can also sign up to receive Snow Plow Update e-mails that will detail the Streets Division’s operations in response to snow events.