Snow Removal

November 1 through March 31, the Cottage Grove Winter Parking Ban is in effect. 

To facilitate plowing, parking on city streets is banned between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from November 1 through April 1.

City ordinance No. 6-2-1 also prohibits on-street parking anytime there is a snowfall event, until after the street has been completely plowed. This applies to any hour of the day, any time of the year.  This allows the snowplow drivers to work safely and efficiently during the storm. 

Vehicles must be removed from Cottage Grove streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. daily.  During a snow event vehicles will not be permitted to park on the streets at any time of the day to allow plows to clear the streets.  Vehicles parked on the street during this time will be towed at the owners expense (see ordinance 6-2-1). 

Residents and businesses are not permitted to plow and/or blow snow into/or across City streets  (      Sdsds    ... .   (see ordinance 7-1-3). 

The Public Works Streets division will begin snow removal when there is two inches or more of accumulated snow in the City. The process of snow removal from City streets, walking trails and sidewalks takes anywhere from six to eight hours to complete to ensure city residents safe traveling conditions.

All of the Public Works divisions including Utilities, Parks Maintenance and Fleet Maintenance assist the Streets division in snow removal to ensure the quickest and safest snow removal for the City’s residents.    

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