Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban

Chicago’s annual overnight street parking ban starts today, December 1. Winter overnight parking bans originated to avoid traffic standstill after some of the worst recorded Chicago snowstorms in the 1960s and 1970s.

Chicago Winter Overnight Parking Ban

Whether or not there’s snow, parking is banned from December 1, 2022, to April 1, 2023, during the hours of 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. 107 miles of main city streets have these permanent no-parking signs posted. Do not park here!

On nearly 500 miles of side streets, there’s a separate overnight parking ban that goes into effect only when we get at least two inches of snow. While the side street ban is not activated often, drivers may find a ticket on their windshield or discover their car was moved.

Parking when the overnight ban is in effect can result in a $60 ticket, a $150 tow fee, and $25 per day to store your vehicle.

SpotHero can help connect you to thousands of spots in Chicago that keep your car off the street and keeps your money in your pocket. Check out FOX32’s piece on the overnight parking ban and how you can avoid a ticket and tow.

Click here to see the most current map of overnight parking restrictions throughout the city.

The impound lots are located at 701 North Sacramento Avenue on the northwest side of the city and at 10301 South Doty Avenue on the south side of the city. You can call 311 to find out where your car was towed or check online here.

Need a place to store your car this winter? Check out our Chicago monthly parking page!

Click here to get all of the information from the City of Chicago.