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The Street Department services and maintains 70 miles of city streets. This department also trims the trees over street right-of-ways and ensures catch basins are cleared of snow and free of debris.

Parking Restrictions
After a snowfall of three or more inches, no parking on the street is permitted until it has been plowed from curb to curb. Parking restrictions in Columbia Heights are:

  • No parking on city streets from 2 to 6 am from Nov 1 to March 31.
  • No parking on city streets after a 3-inch snowfall until the street is plowed curb-to-curb.
  • No parking on city streets for longer than six hours.

Winter parking enforcement begins each year on November 1 and continues through March 31.  No vehicle or trailer may be parked or left unattended on any public road or parkway within the City of Columbia Heights at any time between the hours of 2 am and 6 am without a permit issued by the Columbia Heights Police Department.  A permit may only be issued under certain conditions.

All parking permits are subject to suspension for snow removal or other emergencies.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Transition Plan
In the early 1990s, the City of Columbia Heights developed and implemented a plan to meet the requirements of the ADA as outlined by the Department of Justice.

More recently, the Department of Justice has instituted specific requirements for pedestrian access routes within publicly owned rights-of-way.  The City of Columbia Heights ADA Transition plan identifies needed improvements and strategies for implementation.  This plan is required by the Federal Highway Administration for continued funding through the Minnesota Department of Transportation.