Chicago’s winter overnight parking ban begins Thursday December 1st, at 3:00am for Milwaukee Avenue and Division Street. The ban is enforced between 3:00am and 7:00am and is enforced regardless of snow!
Drivers who ignore the overnight ban prevent these critical routes from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a heavy snowfall, build-ups of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces the streets capacity to handle critical traffic.
Violators who ignore the ban face a $150 towing fee (minimum), a $50 ticket and a storage fee of $10 per day that increases over time.
The city towed 215 vehicles on the first day of the ban last year.