Department of Public Works

Winter Parking

Snow Ban Facts


Public Works will call Snow Bans by 3PM

Official Notification is through the overhead Parking Lights throughout the City

We also update 802-658-SNOW and social media

Snow Bans last from 10PM-7AM, except the downtown zone which is Midnight-6AM (see below for more info on what streets are in the downtown zone)

Vehicles left on street may receive a $125 parking ticket by Burlington Police Parking Enforcement and will be towed to another location

Free parking is available in city-owned garages:

  • Starting at 10PM

  • Cars must be removed by 8AM to avoid paying the full daily rate

  • The following city-owned garages offer this free parking:

    • Marketplace Garage (47 S. Winooski: entrances on Cherry St & Bank St),

    • College St Garage (60 College St: entrances on College St and Battery St) and

    • Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St: entrance on Cherry St)

  • Public Works asks that you not park on the top floor of any garage to allow for snow clearing

  • Parking overnight in municipal lots (between 2:30AM and 6AM) is prohibited from Dec 1 - March 15, including during snow bans.

  • For a map of these city-owned parking locations, please see below or visit our partner site ‘Park Burlington’ to view ALL parking options (including privately owned): https://parkburlington.com/downtown-parking /parking-map/.

Downtown Zone:

By ordinance, Zone F shall include all streets bounded by the following streets:

  • The easternmost boundary shall be defined and include South Willard Street from Pearl Street to Maple Street.

  • The southernmost boundary shall be defined by and include Maple Street from South Willard Street to South Winooski Avenue, South Winooski Avenue from Maple Street to Adams Street, Adams Street from South Winooski Avenue to St. Paul Street, St. Paul Street from Adams Street to Kilburn Street, and Kilburn Street.

  • The westernmost boundary shall be defined by Lake Champlain.

  • The northernmost boundary shall be defined by and include Sherman Street; North Champlain Street from Sherman Street to Peru Street; Peru Street; Elmwood Avenue from Peru Street to Grant Street; Grant Street; North Union Street from Grant Street to Pearl Street; and Pearl Street from South Union Street to South Willard Street.

Questions?


Parking Enforcement: Please call the Burlington Police Department at 802-540-2380; or call the main line at 802-658-2704.

Snow Bans/Garages/Snow Removal: Please call DPW at 802-863-9094