City of Burlington, Vermont City of Burlington, Vermont
Burlington Police Department
Antonio B. Pomerleau Building, One North Avenue
Phone: 802-658-2704 / Emergency: Dial 911
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Winter Parking

Burlington maintains a warning system of yellow lights mounted on utility poles throughout the city. These lights are activated when a snow parking ban is declared. When the lights are on, parking is prohibited on any street in the residential areas from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and in the downtown/Church Street Marketplace areas from 12:00 midnight to 6:00 a.m. This prohibition allows snow removal crews to effectively clear city streets of snow and restore them to operating efficiently. Vehicles found on the street will be towed to the nearest street the Public Works Department designates as a drop-off point. This would be a street that has been cleared of snow. Vehicles found with more than $75.00 in outstanding fines or previous winter tow tickets will be towed to a designated garage until payment is made.

The Burlington Police Department is a member of NIXLE, a trusted messaging system with partners such as National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Systems, the US Conference of Mayors, the Council of State Governments, the Police Executive Research Forum, and a host of others.

Members of NIXLE will receive messages from the Burlington Police Department when events have occurred within the City that has an impact on the residents of Burlington. These messages can include notification of crime, accidents, events, PARKING BAN NOTIFICATIONS, etc.

Go to to sign up.

Updates are also available by calling (802) 658-SNOW (7669) where you will hear an automated message with any parking bans in effect.