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Parking Regulations

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.

Night Parking Regulations Page Winter Parking Regulations Page


To obtain the posted parking regulations for a specific street go to Street Parking Regulations.  

Vehicle must be in compliance with all posted signs. 

Daytime Parking

How Close Can I Park?

4 ft from Driveway or Alley, 10 ft from Hydrant, 15 ft from Crosswalk

How to Park Next to Protected Bike Lanes

Protected bike lanes use flexible delinators and/or cars to separate people riding bikes and people driving.  

  • DO NOT park in the bike lane.
  • Read signs carefully to confirm where to park, load, or unload.
  • Look both ways for people biking when crossing the protected bike lane.

Diagram of how to park next to a bike lane

Other Parking Regulations

  • No 24-Hour Parking
         No vehicle shall be permitted to stand in one place on a highway for more than 24 hours.
  • Private Property
         No motor vehicle shall be left parked within the front yard or the front, rear street, side street or side setback of the principal building or any residential property, including single family,      2-family, and multi-family dwellings.
  • Loading Zones
         Loading zones are to be used for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, loading or unloading.

To report an illegally parked vehicle call (414) 286-CITY or report a violation online.

Parking Regulations are established by the City of Milwaukee Code of Ordinances and Wisconsin State Statutes.

Types and Costs of Parking Citations