The city limits overnight parking in order to efficiently provide services that keep public streets and parking lots clean of debris and clear of snow. For this reason, parking overnight from 2 am to 5 am is restricted depending on the type of street and the time of the year. Check out the sections below to see how overnight parking applies to you.
If you should need to park overnight in a normally restricted area due to special circumstances (for example, for house guests or due to construction), contact the Police Department by phone at 920-886-6000 to request permission to park overnight.
Overnight parking rules by location:
Winter Rules (November 1 – March 31)
Unless specifically posted otherwise, parking is not permitted overnight for all streets for the purpose of limiting obstructions for snow removal service.
Summer Rules (April 1 – October 31)
For residential streets, overnight parking is allowed using the alternate side method as follows:
- Park on the even house-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days.
- Park on the odd house-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days.
- For determining which day is odd or even, use the calendar date before midnight. In other words, if you park your car and go to bed at 10 PM on the 14th, your vehicle should be parked on the even side of the street. If you park your car and go to bed at 2 AM on the 15th, your vehicle should also be parked on the even side of the street.
- If there is no parking on one side of the street, the alternate side method does not apply to that section of street. You may park overnight on the available side of the street; however, the 24-hour maximum limit rule does apply.
Downtown & Business District Streets
Parking overnight is not allowed anytime on streets in the downtown, the industrial parks, or other business districts. Nearby city parking lots may be available for parking overnight.
City Parking Lots
In the downtown, the Blue Lot and the Green Ramp are available for overnight use year-round. Other city lots within the downtown are available for overnight parking in the summer months only (April 1 – October 31).
For any lots within a city park, parking is not permitted overnight anytime.
We strongly recommended calling the Police Department at 920-886-6000 to notify them that your vehicle will be parked overnight. Also keep in mind the 24-hour maximum limit rule does apply.