When heavy snowfall is predicted, the Mayor may declare a snow emergency parking ban to ensure roads remain open for DPW and emergency vehicles. During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford, and cars left parked on City streets will be ticketed and towed.
Residents without access to off-street parking may move their vehicles to the following locations (click for map):
Our shelters will remain open for 24 hours as long as the temperatures are below freezing.
During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:
Blue Light Lots
City Parks and Centers
All Hartford District School Parking Lots.
Residents should remove their vehicles from the lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date.
If your car has been towed you can check this link to see where it is located: https://data.hartford.gov/Public-Safety/Towed-Cars-for-the-Past-30-Days/hefc-wgp8
After the snow emergency parking ban has concluded, residents are expected to remove their cars from these areas promptly. All City schools parking lots must be cleared as soon as possible after the parking ban has concluded.
Anyone in need of shelter is urged to call 211.
Due to the severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions:
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Department of Public Works
50 Jennings Rd
Hartford, CT 06120
Office: (860) 757-9900
Fax: (860) 722-6215
8:00am - 5:00pm