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COVID-19 Parking Impacts

Enforcement Changes

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has suspended all timed, metered, night, and street sweeping parking restrictions to accommodate residents who are home due to COVID-19. Vehicles will not be required to alternate side park or have night parking permits.

Vehicles must abide by all other parking regulations, including posted “NO PARKING” signs. Parking Enforcement will focus on safety-related violations including unauthorized parking in a handicapped space, obstructing traffic/bicycle/streetcar lanes, and parking too close to an alley/driveway/fire hydrant/crosswalk.

Additionally, No Parking in a Loading Zone (including Carryout Zones) WILL BE actively enforced. Per Wisconsin statute, a vehicle must be attended while actively loading/unloading so that it may promptly be moved in case of an emergency or to avoid obstruction of traffic.

Violations Bureaus are closed 

Our in-person payment centers on Teutonia, James Lovell, and Chase are closed to walk-in service. Customers should use other methods of payment or call us at (414) 344-0840 if they cannot pay with a mailed check, online, or by phone.

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Winter Parking Regulations 

Winter Parking Regulations

Summary of Winter Parking Regulations

Parking Citation 


Information on parking citation payments, appeals, and types of citations issued.



The City of Milwaukee Towed Vehicle Search will return search results of vehicles towed to the City of Milwaukee Tow Lot.


In order to best serve the citizens, businesses, and visitors of the City of Milwaukee, Parking Services is a strong proponent of education to help the community comply with parking rules and regulations.  Sound parking enforcement is vital to enable the City to maximize use of the existing parking supply and ensure that the use of the street is used for the greatest benefit of all residents, businesses, and visitors.  

Businesses depend on convenient street parking near their business for customers. Parking enforcement encourages turnover and increases the availability for parking in high demand areas.  If a business is on a street with only 10 parking spaces- and the same cars are parked there all day, every day.  The business will no doubt lose customers.  

Residents also depend on convenient parking.  Time restricted parking along with a resident permit program and the night parking program makes this possible, balancing parking with the need to have safe and clean streets. 

Parking Enforcement issues citations to vehicles parked illegally; such as no parking zones, fire lane violations, double parking, disabled parking, loading-zone violations, expired time zones, expired parking meters, night parking, DPW Snow Operation, etc...

Parking Services is working to provide convenience to residents and visitors by updating parking meter technology and payment options, providing affordable short-term and long-term parking in structures, lots, and streets and administer payment options to ensure vehicle owners can recover vehicles in a timely manner.