As winter is upon us, the city is reminding residents and visitors of the proper parking ban procedures to avoid ticketing and towing. With the weather we’ve been having lately, it doesn’t seem likely that a parking ban is immediately around the corner, but here are some things to keep in mind if it comes up again in January, February or March (via the city):
1. A snow parking ban means that all residents must find off-street parking to allow public works to clear snow and make your streets safe.
(To that end…)
2. You must move your vehicle. Speak with neighbors or use a city-approved parking location. For off-street parking information, visit the DPW web page. A list of locations is also included in this press release from a previous parking ban.
3. Parking bans have specific stop and start times that will be publicized on television, radio and the DPW web page. (Shameless self promotion: we also post them on Courant.com)
4. Cars parked on the streets will be towed during parking bans. The total fee for retrieving a towed car is $196.84. If your car is towed, contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-757-4000.