Seasonal night parking restrictions will be in place from November 1 through April 15 (City ordinance 8-1009) and will restrict parking on the street between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. These restrictions allow City employees to remove snow and perform critical street maintenance. The cost for snow removal doubles in an area when crews need to return to the area and plow it after illegally-parked vehicles have been moved. Citizens can help reduce costs and remove snow more quickly by complying with the seasonal parking restrictions. Street signs noting the restrictions are located in the affected areas, which are as follows:
- From 19th Avenue North to 13th Avenue South;
- From the Red River to 25th Street North and South; and
- Any other area designated by the appropriate signs. These areas include sections of the city where parking is restricted on Fridays and the central business district, which has year-round downtown overnight parking restrictions.
The night parking restrictions apply on alternate days as follows:
- Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays: east/west avenues
- Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays: north/south streets
Additional seasonal restrictions (Nov. 1 - April 15) were approved in 2011 limiting parking to one side of the street or avenue. Street signs noting the restrictions are located in the affected areas as follows:
- From 12th Avenue North to I-94; and
- From the Red River to 25th Street North and South, including the Madison Neighborhood
These additional restrictions were enacted to ease congestion on narrow streets allowing for snow removal equipment to function safely and efficiently. Restrictions also ensure ample space for Fire Department equipment to safely reach homes in times of emergency.
All seasonal parking policies will be actively enforced, especially during times of snowfall. Vehicles violating the policy may be impounded and ticketed by the Fargo Police Department or Street Department.