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Parking Enforcement COVID-19 Impacts

Parking Enforcement for all posted time restrictions has resumed. Enforcement of night parking regulations will resume November 2nd.

All meter restrictions (including time) continue to be actively enforced. Currently enforcement of night parking restrictions is suspended. 

Please note, the Milwaukee Police Department no longer issues daytime permits. If you meet the requirements and qualify for a daytime permit, they are available online or at any of the City of Milwaukee Violation Bureau Payment Centers.

Night Parking Permits

Purchase a Night Parking Permit Online

Who must obtain a permit?

All motor vehicles apply with the following exceptions:

  • Trucks used for commercial purposes, or any vehicle which is larger than 21 feet in length, 7 feet in width, and 7 feet in height and which have more than 2 single-tired wheels on the front axle and more than 2 single-tired or double-tired wheels on the rear axle, are not eligible for night parking permits
  • Motor trucks, except as provided elsewhere in the code, luxury limousines, motor buses, motor delivery wagons, trailers, semitrailers, camping trailers, motor homes, mobile homes and tractors are not eligible for night parking permits
  • Vehicles bearing "Disabled Driver" license plates are exempt from purchasing night parking permits. Those vehicles displaying a "Disabled Driver" hang-tag must still display a special disabled night permit that is free to owners of the valid disabled hang tag at Milwaukee Police District Stations
  • Night parking permits are required for City-owned parking lots during night parking hours - vehicles may not be parked more than 24 hours


Night Parking Permit Applications require the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. City of Milwaukee address of the permit applicant
  3. Vehicle License plate number


Disabled Drivers:

Vehicles bearing current registration plates for disabled drivers issued under s.341.12(1), (1a), (1m), or (1q), Wis. Stats., or a motor vehicle under which a current special identification card issued under s.343.51, Wis. Stats., is displayed, excepting motor buses and motor trucks, shall be exempt from purchasing night parking permits, but shall be required to park in accordance with all other provisions contained herein. Those vehicles displaying a 'Disabled Driver' hang-tag must display a special disabled night permit, but it is free of charge and is available ONLY at police district stations.


Permit Cost

  1. ​$55.00/year or $20.00/4-month period Special Disabled Overnight Parking Permits are free of charge to those who possess a valid disabled hang-tag
  2. 4-month periods: January-April; May-August; September-December
  3. Permits may be purchased at any time within the trimester (4-month period), beginning on the 20th day of the month preceding the start of the 4-month period
  4. Annual permits may be purchased beginning on the 20th day of the month preceding the beginning of the year and can be purchased at any time of the year prorated by the 4-month period in which the permit is purchase


Where to Purchase:

All locations listed accept cash or credit payments

Police District Station where the vehicle will be parked.  Call (414) 933-4444 and ask for the location of your district station or check district station locations. Each Police District has an Automated Payment Center.

6223 N. Teutonia Avenue
Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, 8 AM - 12 Noon

Police Administration Building
951 N. James Lovell Street, 2nd Floor
Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

2980 S. Chase Avenue
Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, 8 AM - 12 Noon

City of Milwaukee Tow Lot
3811 W Lincoln Avenue
Monday-Friday, 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday, 7:30 AM - 3 PM
Sunday, 7:30 AM - 12 Noon 

Hours may have changed due to pandemic

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