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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Snow Parking Reminders

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With winter now staring us in the face, the Marshalltown Police Department would like to remind residents of parking regulations during winter storms. 

The City will typically declare a winter storm emergency if there is a forecast of two or more inches of snow. Once a winter storm emergency has been declared, an on-street parking ban will be put into effect on designated snow routes. All vehicles must be removed from the street on these routes during declared snow emergency events. The parking ban will be posted through our local media, the City of Marshalltown website and the police department Facebook page.

Failure to remove a vehicle from the designated snow route may result in a $30.00 fine and subject the vehicle to towing at the owner’s expense. Maps of designated snow routes are available on the City of Marshalltown website, main page under the Community – Service for Residents tab at Snow routes are also clearly marked by red, white and blue street signs.

We strongly encourage residents to educate themselves about these parking restrictions prior to a snow event as the Marshall County Communications Center and the police department’s operations division are extremely busy during winter storms. The police department would like to ensure that our residents are aware of the rules regarding emergency snow operations in the event of a winter storm. Keeping our roads clear is a citywide partnership. When vehicles are off our streets, city plows are more effective and efficient in removing snow from the roadway. Your help makes it safer for everyone to travel in the city.

For more information, please contact Captain Christopher Jones via telephone at 641.754.5725 or


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