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COVID-19 Parking Impacts

Enforcement Changes

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has suspended all timed, metered and night 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.

Parking Permits

Night Parking Permit


Commuter Impacted Residential Area
Day Parking Permit

Temporary Overnight Parking Permission

  • Needed to park on City streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and
    6:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday for special situations or circumstances (i.e. out-of-town visitors, street or alley construction project).
  • No Cost
  • Call (414) 286-8300 or request Temporary Night Parking Permission Online between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and
    1:00 a.m. Sunday through Friday
  • Must follow alternate side overnight parking regulations, unless parked on an exception street

Resident-Only Parking Permits

  • For residents in the UWM Commuter Impacted Area to park on RPP Permit Parking streets.
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license with the same address as on the application
  • Vehicle must be registered to the same address as on the application
  • 2 permits per residence
  • No Cost
  • Available at:
    MPD District One
    749 W State St.
  • More information on Residential Preferred Parking Permits



Night Shift Worker Parking Permit

  • Night workers who are not provided off-street parking by their employers
  • No Cost
  • Available at Police District Station in which the vehicle will be parked

Residential Nonconforming Use Day Parking Permit

  • Residents living in houses built prior to October 27, 1970 and a minimum of one parking space per dwelling unit is not provided
  • Residents living in a building over three stories, and at least 2 parking spaces per 3 dwelling units is not provided
  • Sworn statement that the resident resides at the address provided.
  • $15 per year
  • Available at Police District Station in which the vehicle will be parked
  • More information on Residential Nonconforming Use Day Parking Permits

Disabled Parking Identification Card

Issued by the State of Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles

A no cost Special Disabled Night Permit is required in addition to the state issued disabled parking identification card to park on City Streets between the hours of 2:00 a.m and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday.  This permit is available only at Police District Stations.



Certificate to Sell Vehicles on
Public Property