Winter Parking Regulations

Restricted Parking City Ordinance
The City of Wayzata ordinance 303.1A states that no person shall park or leave standing any vehicle on any public street in the City of Wayzata commencing at 2:00 A.M. after a snowfall of 2” or more in depth has fallen. The parking ban shall remain in effect until the snow has been removed or plowed to the curb line.

The City of Wayzata website will indicate by 8 p.m. if the City is going to plow all City streets full width starting at 2 a.m. the following morning. This means that the snow ban parking regulations will go into effect at 2 a.m. at which time complete snow plowing will begin and any vehicles parking on unplowed streets will be tagged and / or towed.
A city street covered in snow
The following are regulations and tips to help make winter safer and more hassle-free for everyone:

Parking Regulations
If the snowfall is 2 or more inches before 8 p.m., the snow parking regulations go into effect at 2 a.m. the next morning. At that time, snow plowing will begin and any vehicles parked on unplowed streets will be tagged and/or towed. If an accumulation of 2 inches or more occurs after 8 p.m., the snow parking ban will go into effect the following morning at 2 a.m. (24 hours later). If there is an accumulation of snow after 8 p.m., plowing may occur. Cars parked on the street will not be tagged, but cars may be plowed in. Residents can visit the city's website or call 952-404-5369 to learn if snow parking regulations are in effect.

Shovel Smart
  • Do not shovel, plow or blow snow into the street. Blowing into the streets makes it difficult to clear them.
  • Please keep your mailbox clear to ensure delivery.
  • If it is likely that streets will be plowed on your collection day, place refuse and recycling containers 5 feet back in driveway.
  • Please clear snow and ice around fire hydrants.
  • If your schedule allows, wait until the street is plowed before shoveling to the end of the driveway. Shovel the snow to the “downstream” side of your driveway. This prevents snow from being plowed back into your driveway.
Play It Safe
Talk to your children about snowplow safety. Children should stay away from snow that is piled at the curb and be warned to not build forts in the piles. Children should also be reminded to stay at least 20 feet back in the driveway when the plow comes down the street. away from the plow. Use extreme caution when passing plowing or de-icing equipment.