Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban starts on December 1. If you’re wondering how it could affect you this winter, here’s what you need to know:
How long does the winter parking ban last?
Parking is banned from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. from December 1st to April 1st, regardless of snow. The ban affects 107 miles of Chicago streets where permanent no-parking signs are posted. Parking is also banned on these streets if there is more than 2 inches of snow. Look for these signs:
What streets are affected by the winter parking ban?
Here’s a list of streets for the Chicago winter parking ban in effect December 1 to April 1, 3 a.m. – 7 a.m. Click here for a pdf of the official map.
|N KEDZIE AVE||W NORTH AVE||W 87TH ST|
|W FOSTER AVE||N CENTRAL||N CLARK ST|
|CENTRAL AVE||W HARRISON ST||W BRYN MAWR AVE|
|N KEDZIE AVE||W MOFFAT ST||N MILWAUKEE AVE|
|S STATE ST||CONGRESS PKWY||CERMAK RD|
|W GARFIELD BLVD||S ELSWORTH DR||S DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR|
|E CERMAK RD||S STATE ST||S DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR|
|E RAINEY DR||S ELSWORTH DR||S COTTAGE GROVE AVE|
|E MIDWAY PLAISANCE||S COTTAGE GROVE AVE||S DORCHESTER AVE|
|103RD ST||S TORRENCE AVE||S KEDZIE AVE|
|S COTTAGE GROVE AVE||E MIDWAY PLAISANCE||E 103RD ST|
|79TH ST||S CICERO AVE||S SOUTH SHORE DR|
|E 103RD ST||S TORRENCE AVE||S STATE LINE RD|
|S TORRENCE AVE||E 103RD ST||E 106TH ST|
|ARCHER AVE||S STATE ST||S HARLEM AVE|
|N CLARK ST||W DEVON AVE||W HOWARD ST|
|W MADISON ST||AUSTIN BLVD||DES PLAINES|
|S DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DR||E CERMAK RD||E GARFIELD BLVD|
|W DIVISION ST||N AUSTIN BLVD||N LA SALLE DR|
|N MILWAUKEE AVE||W FOSTER AVE||W KINZIE ST|
|N KEDZIE||W BRYN MAWR||W IRVING PARK|
What happens if I park on one these streets?
If you forget or ignore the parking ban on these streets, your car will be ticketed and towed. The towing fee is $150, in addition to a $60 ticket and a $20 daily storage fee. Here’s a list of the auto pounds in Chicago, and you can call 311 to find out where your car was towed.
What if it snows?
On another 500 miles of side streets, there’s an overnight parking ban if there’s more than 2 inches of snow. While the 2” inch snow ban is not activated often, it’s good to be aware of it. You could receive a ticket or have your car relocated if the city needs to clear the streets. Look for these signs:
Click here to get all of the information from the City of Chicago.
Where else can I find parking?
Need a place to park your car this winter? Avoid the hassle of getting towed by reserving an off-street parking spot instead. For daily/short-term parking, check out our Chicago parking page. For monthly parking, check out our Chicago monthly parking page.