I am writing to remind you that Chicago’s annual “Winter Overnight Parking Ban” on Clark Street, from Howard to Devon, begins late this evening (Thursday, December 1st at 3:00 a.m.) The parking ban is clearly posted and will be enforced December 1st through April 1st from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., regardless of snow.
The one-and-a-quarter-mile portion of Clark is part of a 107-mile network of critical arterial streets where the parking ban is put into effect each year. The parking ban enables the City to keep vital arterial streets free of snow from curb to curb in the event of a major storm.
Cars parked in violation of the overnight ban prevent critical routes, such as Clark, from being fully plowed and salted when it snows. During a snowfall, a build-up of snow next to parked vehicles on these routes further reduces traffic flow.
As an additional reminder to motorists, crews from the Streets and Sanitation Department have been posting flyers on cars parked on restricted streets during the overnight hours.
Violators will face a minimum $150 towing fee (minimum), a $60 ticket and an initial $20 daily storage fee. Vehicles in violation of the ban will be towed to 701 N. Sacramento.
View a full map of the Overnight Parking Ban routes.