Winter Storm Parking Advisory


Winter Advisory: Please Keep Vehicles Off Streets
No vehicle may be parked on the street after a snowfall of more than three inches (until snow is cleared), or any day between 2 am and 6 am without a parking permit. Permits are void when 3.5 inches of snow has fallen on the roadway. Parking is allowed only after the snow has been cleared from curb-to-curb.

The City may tow vehicles at the owner’s expense if they are interfering with plowing or if they are parked in violation of City ordinance. Columbia Heights winter parking rules went into effect Nov 1. Each year, from Nov 1 to March 31, no vehicle or trailer may be parked on any public road between 2-6 am without a parking permit issued by the Columbia Heights Police Department. This is to ensure vehicles do not get in the way of snowplows and de-icers and that roads are always clear enough for fire trucks, ambulances, and other emergency vehicles.

Permits to park overnight between Nov 1 and March 31 are issued under certain conditions. The permit form is available at the Police Department, 825 41st Ave NE, or you can find it online here. Residents in need of a temporary parking permit should come to the police department during normal business hours. Please call 763-706-8100 for more information.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.