Winter Parking Ban

The City of Manitowoc may have a nightly Winter Parking Ban (salt routes which include bus and truck routes, arterial streets, State Highways, and County Trunks within the City’s jurisdiction) for the snow season per City Ordinance 10.410. If snow is forecasted, the Mayor may call a Winter Parking Ban by 4 p.m. The Winter Parking Ban will go into effect from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following morning. For example, a Winter Parking Ban called before 4 p.m. on December 11, would mean no parking on Winter Parking Ban streets from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on December 12. Tickets will be placed when the Winter Parking Ban is in effect. If snow is forecasted, seek alternative parking on non-restricted streets. Err on the side of caution; don’t park on the street anytime snow is forecasted. Winter Parking Ban fine is $50.00.

Salt Route Maps are available on the City website,, by clicking on departments, Public Infrastructure, Snow & Ice Control, and Snow/Salt Maps.

Notification of the Winter Parking Ban will be on the City website,, City of Manitowoc App, as well as the City Facebook page, WOMT, WCUB, WLKN, WTAQ, WBAY, FOX 11, NBC26, Xfinity Channel 4, text and/or email alert or call 920-686-6550.

City wide Snow Emergencies will continue to be called by the Mayor as needed when a general plow of the entire City is imminent.  Tickets will be placed when the Snow Emergency is in effect.  Snow Emergency Parking Ban fine is $75.00.

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For a listing of specific streets or a review of the Municipal Code, please follow these steps:

  • Click on Manitowoc Municipal Code
  • On the left hand side of the page, click on "Chapter 10 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS"
  • On the right hand side of the page, scroll down until you find the section you wish to view and click on the underlined number.  (Section 10.410 for "Parking Regulated in Inclement Weather" or Section 10.750 for information about industrial truck routes.)