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Richfield Snow Parking Ban Goes Into Effect Nov. 1

The ordinance will be in effect until April 15, 2013.

With snowflakes falling on Thursday afternoon, it's the perfect time to remind residents that Richfield's snow parking ban ordinance will go back into effect as of Nov. 1 and last until April 15, 2013.

If you want to avoid a ticket or your car being towed, here are a few things to know about the ordinance:

  • The ban takes effect after two or more inches of snowfall.
  • Snow removal crews can begin plowing and Police can begin tagging and towing at any time after the snowfall.
  • Once the streets are plowed from curb to curb, vehicles can be parked again.
  • As a precaution, remove vehicles from the street when two or more inches of snow are predicted.

In addition, Richfield Public Works says it is also illegal to place your trash carts and cans in the street, alley or on the sidewalk, as this also interferes with plowing initiatives.

If you have questions or comments about the ordinance, call 612-861-9178 for recorded information, call 612-861-9170 for Richfield Public Works or call 612-861-9800 for Richfield Public Safety.

Sean Hayford Oleary November 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I'm glad Richfield has a somewhat tolerant policy regarding winter parking: many farther-out suburbs ban overnight parking altogether, even when there is no snow. We have many many wide streets that can easily accomodate parked cars; it's a waste to build large parking lots, driveways, and garages when we have a resource already built that can accommodate these parked cars. It would be even better if Richfield adopted Minneapolis's Snow Emergency System, but this is still a reasonable compromise.

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