The Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins Dec. 1 and continues through April 1. The parking ban is enforced on 107 miles of main streets throughout the city – including Central Avenue, Division Street and Madison Avenue – from 3 to 7 a.m., regardless of snow.
Signs are posted along the affected routes, and the Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation also posted flyers on vehicles parked on these streets as an additional reminder before restrictions begin early Thursday morning.
Violators of the parking ban will be towed and face a minimum $150 towing fee, a $60 ticket and a storage fee of $25 per day. Vehicles will be towed to Pounds 2 (10301 S. Doty Ave.) or 6 (701 N. Sacramento).
“The city implements the overnight parking ban each winter to help keep Chicagoans safe during winter storms, and to provide access to emergency vehicles, public transportation and other travelers,” Commissioner Cole Stallard said. “We ask residents to please follow the posted parking restriction signs so critical routes can be fully salted and plowed when it snows.”
Learn more here about which streets are impacted. Motorists can also visit chicagoshovels.org or call 311 to find out if their vehicle was towed due to the ban and to view the city’s snow plows in real time during a storm.