Snow Route Parking Policy

Dubuque’s snow route parking policy affects almost 34 miles of the City’s most heavily traveled streets. The policy was implemented to prevent parked cars from keeping City crews from plowing from curb to curb. The snow route parking policy allows crews to:
  • Plow the streets more effectively
  • Improve driving conditions
  • Provide better on-street parking
Odd / Even Parking
After snowfalls of three or more inches, when declared, the program requires odd / even parking along the designated snow routes. When in effect, parking is prohibited on the even numbered side of the streets on the even days of the month, and on the odd numbered side of the streets on the odd days of the month. The parking restrictions are in effect from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. or 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., depending upon the street.

Policy Enforcement
Enforcement of the snow route parking policy will be announced at least six hours in advance through area news media, including CityChannel 8 and the City of Dubuque website. Vehicles violating the restrictions will be ticketed and fined $30.

Streets Designated as Snow Routes
For a listing of city streets designated as snow routes, contact the Public Works Department at 563.589.4250 or by email.