Parking Ordinances


Effective 10-14-14

Ordinance 10.610 (3) Parking Penalties. In addition to accumulated fees for delayed payment of parking penalties, the Police Department shall charge a $20 processing fee in addition to a $5.00 Department of Transportation suspension fee after 45 days of non-payment from the date of the initial offense.


Effective 10-14-14

Ordinance 10.630(6) and (7): (6) Habitual Violation. When a vehicle is subject to an outstanding balance of $400.00 or more in parking tickets and additional fees issued by the City of Manitowoc, the vehicle may be considered in habitual violation of the parking ordinances until such time that all outstanding parking tickets are paid in full. Further, upon subsequent violation, contact or sighting, a vehicle considered to be in habitual violation of the parking ordinance pursuant to sections 10.390-10.550 may be towed and impounded at the owner's expense. (7) Release of Vehicle. A person wishing his/her vehicle to be released must provide identification and a receipt showing all outstanding parking citations are paid in full, including the citation for which the towing occurred as well as any towing, storage, or administration fee assessed pursuant to subsection (3) of this section. Whenever all such charges are paid, the vehicle shall be released to its owner. If a citation upon which removal and storage is authorized is released by the Chief of Police or his duly authorized representative or dismissed by the court because the citation was improperly issued, the Chief of Police or his duly authorized representative shall release the vehicle without payment of charges for removal and storage and shall refund any charges for removal and storage of such vehicle which shall have previously been paid.


Effective 04-22-19
Ordinance 10.570 Parking in Front and Side Yards ProhibitedNo motor vehicle may be parked on any residential front or side yard except in a driveway or paved parking space.  All parking spaces, pads, and access driveways shall be paved or otherwise surfaced with an all-weather surface, such as concrete, black-top, or compacted gravel. Refer to City Ordinance 15.430(1)Off Street Parking and Loading Regulations for more details.  This ordinance allows the Police Department to enforce the previously existing zoning code.

Parking anywhere in your yard is allowed on your assigned Street Sweeping morning and whenever the City declares a Snow Emergency.  Any motor vehicle found to be parked in violation of this provision shall be subject to no more than one citation per day and may be towed at the owner’s expense.
First Violation - $10 Parking Ticket
 Second Violation - $ 20 Parking Ticket
 Third Violation - $50 Parking Ticket
 Fourth & Subsequent Violation - $376 Municipal Ordinance Citation
                                                       15.430(1) Definition of a Parking Space


Ordinance 10.440 Parking Regulations for Spring Clean Up: To allow more time for property owners to clean up yard waste (leaves, thatch, yard, and garden waste), the first two weeks of spring cleanup will be for brush ONLY (brush including clean woody vegetative material, branches, and bushes/shrubs without root bulbs, not to exceed five (5) feet in length or (6) inches in diameter) and the second two weeks of clean-up will be for yard waste (leaves, thatch, yard, and garden waste) ONLY. Crews will go through each area only once for brush and only once for yard waste. All material must be placed on the terrace to ensure pick up.  Please check back for more information on the 2024 Spring Clean-up. 


Beginning October 3rd through the Friday prior to Thanksgiving.
Leaf pickup residential parking ban from 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM on your street sweeping day is in effect from October 2, 2023, to November 17, 2023, per City Ordinance 10.430. No bush or garden waste will be picked up. If your street has a parking lane, leaves should be placed in the parking lane of the street in front of your residence the evening before your street sweeping day. No leaves will be removed from the terrace (grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb). Streets without a parking lane, leaves should continue to be placed on the terrace.  Please review the
 2023 Leaf Pickup Press Release for more information. 


Ordinance 10.430 Street Sweeping: Street Sweeping Parking Ban begins April 1 and runs through September 30. The City is divided into ten districts, five on the north side and five on the south side. Parking in each district is banned on the designated day from 3:00 AM to 6:00 AM.  To find out the street sweeping day for your neighborhood, see the district map.


Ordinance 10.530 Twenty-Four Hour Parking: No vehicle shall be parked on those portions of 8th and Washington Streets not included within the limits described in MMC 10.390 or on any other street within the City of Manitowoc, in one place or on any municipally owned parking lot located within the City limits, longer than 24 consecutive hours.


Ordinance 10.410 Parking Regulated in Inclement Weather:(1) There shall be no parking on all marked State or Federal highways, County Trunk Highways, City bus routes, any industrial truck routes specified in MMC 10.750, in any municipal parking lot (with the exception of leased stalls and lots otherwise posted) or in other designated streets in the City of Manitowoc between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. when a "Winter Parking Ban" is declared by the Mayor or designee, pursuant to subsection (2) of this section. To view the full list of streets included in the Winter Ban Parking, refer to MMC 10.410.


Ordinance 10.410(2) Snow Emergency Parking Ban: (2) In addition to the parking restrictions of subsection (1) of this section, the Mayor may at any time during the year when snow conditions require, or snow plowing operations are imminent, or in the interest of public safety, restrict or prohibit parking on any or all streets in the City of Manitowoc as necessary. The Mayor shall announce the exercise of the powers granted in this subsection (2) over local radio stations and, when time permits, in a local newspaper.

The Mayor shall announce the exercise of the powers granted in this subsection (2) over local radio stations (WOMT 1240 or WCUB - 980) and, when time permits in a local newspaper (Herald Times Reporter).

Other sources for Snow Emergency Parking Ban information can be located at the following:

  • City of Manitowoc Website
  • Channel 4 - City of Manitowoc information channel through Comcast Cable
  • 24 hr. Snow Emergency Hotline - (920) 683-6555
  • Notify Me (receive alerts via email or text)