What's New in Parking
Proof of Insurance Required prior to Release of Towed Vehicle
- Effective June 1, 2010, Wisconsin Act 28 requires the owner or operator of a vehicle to have in effect a motor vehicle liability policy with respect to the vehicle. Consistent with this law the Milwaukee Tow Lot will require proof of insurance for any vehicle being released from the lot.
- Proof of insurance is an original, valid insurance card or a verifiable fax from the insurance carrier. Proof of insurance must contain the name of the insured, vehicle identification information and contact information for the insurance carrier. Business vehicles will be released upon proof of liability insurance and verification that the driver is duly authorized by the business owner.
|Residential Preference Parking Program (RPP)
- This new ordinance establishes resident-only parking zones within the UWM commuter-impacted parking area that are in effect Monday through Friday, from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
- Only vehicles bearing a valid RPP permit are allowed to park on designated streets and blocks in the area.
- Resident-only parking permits can be obtained free of charge from the 1st District Police station located at 951 N. James Lovell Street, 2nd Floor.
- Designated streets and blocks in the RPP area are posted "NO PARKING 7AM TO 7PM MON-FRI EXCEPT RPP PERMIT". See the sign on the right.
- Service vehicles and guests will be allowed to park within the RPP area provided parking permission has been obtained.
- Vehicles bearing a valid RPP permit are still required to follow parking regulations that prohibit parking during specific times or events. Refer to the sign as an example.
- Vehicles in violation will receive a $33 parking citation.
|New Ordinance to Ticket and Tow Unregistered Vehicles!
- The Common Council adopted an ordinance that prohibits an unregistered vehicle from parking in the public right of way without displaying valid registration plates, temporary plates, or other evidence of registration for the vehicle's current registration period or for a registration period that expired within the immediate preceding 31 days.
- A vehicle parked in the public right of way and not displaying valid registration and is registered according to the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles will be issued a $15 citation for Not Displaying Proper Registration. A vehicle not displaying valid registration and is NOT registered according to Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles will be issued a $50 citation for Unregistered/Improperly Registered Vehicle and towed to the City Tow Lot. Towing fees are $95 and storage fees are $20 per day.
- In order to retrieve the vehicle from the City Tow Lot, the owner must pay the parking citation and all applicable towing and storage fees. In addition, the owner must provide evidence that the vehicle is currently registered in the State of Wisconsin or provide a completed application for registration accompanied by the registration fee that has been delivered to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation or deposited in the mail.
|Street Sweeping Program Implemented on the East Side and South Side
|New Ordinance for Parking of Service Vehicles!
- This ordinance allows for parking of service vehicles in the UWM commuter parking impacted area only.
- Clearly identifiable service vehicles will be allowed to park within the commuter parking impacted area in excess of the posted time limits between the hours of 7 AM and 9 PM, Monday through Friday.
- A property owner must call the Parking Information Desk at 286-8350 for permission not less than 24 hours prior to the time the vehicle will be parked.
- Permission will be granted for one day only. If additional days are needed, separate notification is required for each day.
- A property owner must provide their name and address, the name of the service vehicle as it appears on the vehicle and the location where the service vehicle will be parked.
- A confirmation number will be given for each permission.