Snow Ban Parking

When heavy snowfall is predicted, the Mayor may declare a snow emergency parking ban to ensure roads remain open for DPW and emergency vehicles. During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford, cars left parked on City streets will be ticketed and towed.

Blue lights have been installed at 16 major intersections, and will be illuminated 6 hours before a parking ban takes effect. The light will remain illuminated throughout the duration of the parking ban. The purpose of the blue lights is to notify residents that it is necessary to move cars parked on city streets and there is an active parking ban. Vehicles MUST be removed from City Blue Light lots four hours after the parking ban has been lifted.

To sign up for parking ban notifications please register with the City's emergency services alert system.

Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to the following locations listed below

Blue Light Lots

  • 130 Sisson Ave

  • 2434 Main St

  • 20 Francis Ct

  • 60 Chadwick Ave

  • 45 Evergreen Ave

  • 77 Laurel St

  • Sigourney and Homestead

  • Learning Corridor Parking Garage - Brownell St Entrance 

  • 135 Main St and Park


City Parks and Centers

  • Colt Park – Warwarme St Lot

  • Elizabeth Park – Asylum St Lot

  • Elizabeth Park – Prospect Ave Lot

  • Goodwin Park – Hubbard Ave Lot

  • Goodwin Park – Maple Ave Golf Course Lot

  • Keney Park – Woodland St Lot

  • Keney Park – Ridgefield St Lot

  • Rocky Ridge Park – Zion St Lot

  • Thomas J. Hyland Memorial Park – Ansonia St Lot

  • Forster Heights Park – Amherst St Lot

  • Holcomb Health and Human Services Campus - 2 Holcomb St Lot

  • North End Senior Center - 80 Coventry St Lot

  • Parker Memorial Community Center - 2621 Main St

  • Metzner Recreation Center – 680 Franklin Av

  • Samuel Valentin Arroyo Recreation Center – 30 Pope Park Dr


All Hartford District School Parking Lots

  • For a complete list click HERE

  • All vehicles must be removed from school parking lots 2 hours after a parking ban has ended. Vehicles will be towed immediately.

Residents should remove their vehicles from the lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $105.00 which only includes 24 hours of storage. After 24 hours additional fees will be levied. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date.

After the snow emergency parking ban has concluded, residents are expected to remove their cars from these areas promptly. All City schools parking lots must be cleared as soon as possible after the parking ban has concluded.

Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211.

Due to the severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions:

  • Stay indoors if possible

  • If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat.

  • Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.


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Department of Public Works
50 Jennings Rd
Hartford, CT 06120
Office: (860) 757-9900
Fax: (860) 722-6215

Office Hours:
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