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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Winter Parking Rules and Guidelines

  • Winter parking rules are in effect November 1 - April 1.
  • No parking on any City streets between 1 and 6 am.
  • No parking after two inches or more of snow until the street is completely plowed to the curb.
  • Violators will be ticketed and towed.
  • Please keep children away from the street during snowplowing.
  • Please make sure no large objects are within six feet of the street.
  • If there is a fire hydrant on or near your property, please adopt it for the winter and clear an area approximately three feet around the hydrant and shovel a straight path from the hydrant to the street.

Help snowplow crews prevent property damage by making sure no large objects, including ornaments and planters, are within six feet of the street edge, and fasten your mailbox securely to its post. Damage done to items within the 14-foot right-of-way—sprinkler heads, fences, decorative landscaping, or other objects—is the property owner’s responsibility. Also, please keep fire hydrants and mail boxes clear to assist the City and other service providers.


The City has placed stakes to guide crews past irregular or curved curb lines. If you know of an area that isn’t marked but has been damaged in the past, please call City Engineer/Public Service Director Mark Graham at 651-204-6051.


Vadnais Heights clears snow from streets first, and then from high-volume sidewalks and trails used to serve businesses or schools, or where snowplow deposits are significant along County roads. Next, the City clears other trails and sidewalks.

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