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Night Parking Regulations

Parking Enforcement COVID-19 Impacts

Parking Enforcement for all posted time restrictions has resumed.

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.

Parking Regulations Page Winter Parking Regulations Page

Permit/Permission Required

There is no parking on city streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday unless a vehicle has: 

Alternate Side Parking

Most residential streets limit parking between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m, extended during Snow Emergencies, to one side of the street on an alternating basis throughout the year with a valid Overnight Parking Permit or Temporary Night Parking Permission.  

On even-numbered calendar days (before midnight) a vehicle with a valid overnight permit or temporary permission must be legally parked on the side of the street with even house numbers; on odd-numbered calendar days (before midnight) a vehicle must be parked on the side of the street with odd house numbers.  

An Overnight Parking Permit or Temporary Overnight Parking Permission is not needed between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on:

  • Sunday mornings 
  • Morning of the day and morning of the day following: New Year's Day (January 1st and January 2nd), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 
  • Parking is permitted for a period not to exceed 90 minutes in the same block in which a business establishment licensed by the City is open for business between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Vehicles must be always be parked in compliance with Snow Emergency parking regulations if a Snow Emergency has been declared.

Exception Streets

Streets that are exempt from alternate side parking rules are at Winter Parking Regulations-Not Posted or review the map below.  

Color designation applies to both sides of the street. 

Red = No overnight parking on either side of the street 2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. from Dec. 1 to Mar 1 and during a Snow Emergency 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Alternate side parking rules apply March 2 to Nov 30, unless there is a Snow Emergency.

Green = Parking allowed on both sides of the street for up to 48 hours with a valid night parking permit and alternate side parking 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. during a Snow Emergency. If a street is also red, follow red instructions December 1 to March and during Snow Emergencies.

Blue = Parking allowed on both sides of the street for up to 24 hours with a valid night parking permit. Alternate side parking required December 1-March 1 (2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m) and when a Snow Emergency has been declared (10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m). 

If your street is not highlighted, standard alternate side parking rules would apply.

Night Parking Regulations Flowchart

Alley Parking

Vehicles parked in the alley must be completely on private property, typically indicated by the apron.  

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