Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 8:45 AM

Five Winter Parking Restrictions

cars parked on the side of a plowed road covered in snow. text along the bottom reads: NEW: 24-Hour Parking Restriction

To safely and effectively clear snow from streets the City of St. John's restricts parking on streets by area, time of day and/or dependent on operational requirements. Winter Parking Restrictions are in place so ice control and snow clearing equipment can safely service the streets.

Winter Parking Restrictions are in effect as applicable for the winter season. Violating winter parking restrictions can result in a ticket being issued and/or the vehicle being towed.

To learn more detail of all winter parking restrictions go to

Snow Routes
From December 1 to March 31 parking is prohibited 24 hours a day on streets designated as ‘No Parking Snow Route.’ These streets are marked with signs.  

Outside the Downtown and Business District
For streets outside the designated Downtown area came into effect at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.The restriction is in effect daily and tickets can be issued to vehicles parked on the street between 12:30 and 7:30 a.m., regardless of weather and street conditions. 

NEW 24-Hour Parking Restriction
A new parking restriction for outside the Downtown and Business District will be declared as needed. The goal of the restriction is to remove vehicles from on-street parking to enhance the efficiency of snow clearing operations.

Once declared the restriction will be in place for 24-hours a day until it is lifted. Advisories will be published on the City website, and emailed to subscribers, to inform of when the 24-Hour Parking Restriction will be in place and again of when it will be lifted. Subscribe to receive the 24-Hour Parking Restriction emails, sign up at under Seasonal.

Downtown Business District
The Downtown Business District Parking restriction came into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Vehicles are not allowed to park between 4 and 6 a.m. daily, regardless of street or snow conditions, on:

  • Water Street, from Waldegrave Street to Prescott Street 
  • Duckworth Street, from New Gower Street to Cochrane Street

Downtown Snow Removal
For streets in the designated Downtown area, on street parking is permitted unless scheduled for snow removal. Signs will be placed in snowbanks on the day of removal to indicate that overnight parking is prohibited.
NEW this year, Downtown snow removal takes place from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Vehicles must be removed from streets that are scheduled for removal during this time. To find out streets scheduled for overnight removal you can: