Parking Ban

Parking Ban

During inclement weather, your safety is the city’s number one priority. Prior to snowfall, the Department of Community Maintenance pre-treats city streets. When necessary, a parking ban will go into effect to allow police, fire and medical emergency vehicles clear access to all streets while allowing better access to snow plows for cleaner and safer streets. Please be patient during and after snow storms as plows clear snow from main arteries, hills, emergency routes and secondary streets .A parking ban will be declared when 3 inches or more of snow are predicted. In order to ensure clean, safe streets, the ban may go into effect prior to the snowfall. An announcement will be made ahead of time to give residents the opportunity to move their car.

Parking regulations during a parking ban

Parking regulations are strictly enforced during declared parking bans. Violations are subject to ticketing and towing. The cost of a parking violation during a ban is $65. Do not park within 20 feet of a corner or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant. Parking is allowed on the north side of all city streets that run east and west or on the west side of all streets that run north and south. In most cases, this means no parking on the fire hydrant side. Parking is allowed, unless posted, on both sides of any street divided by a traffic median. Parking against the median is prohibited. 

List of streets where parking ban applies click here

Map of streets where parking ban applies click here

Parking locations during a parking ban

  1. Flint Municipal Parking Lot on Pleasant Street
  2. Columbia Street Municipal Parking Lot at Columbia and Hunter Streets
  3. Hood Street in the North End

Depending on the severity of the storm, additional parking will be announced through the local media outlets.  Mass.Gov Traveling Tips During Winter Weather Driving

Snow removal regulations 

Shovel sidewalks abutting your residence or business. This also includes wheelchair ramps extending from the sidewalk into the street. Sidewalks and ramps should be cleared at the end of a snowstorm. Do not place snow or ice on a cleared sidewalk, driveway or street. Pile snow behind or in front of your vehicle or on the edge of the sidewalk. Clear fire hydrants, catch basins, ramps and corners on your street. Violations are subject to fines. 

Towing Tips 

During a parking ban, please call the Fall River Police Station at 508-676-8511 ext. 163 for the location of the towed vehicle. All towing fees must be paid to the respective tow company prior to the release of stored vehicles.

Important Phone Numbers


Traffic Division

Local Cable

Local Newspapers

Local Radio Stations


Police/Fire/Medical Emergencies – 911


Traffic & Parking Storm Central

Police Department   508- 324-2801 **

Community Maintenance


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