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PARKING 

MAJOR THOROUGHFARES

During snow events, parking may be restricted on major thoroughfares, including metered spaces. The streets are considered snow emergency routes because they connect the City’s police, fire and emergency operations. Parking may be restricted on these streets during a snow event, because it is critical these streets are treated and plowed immediately following a snow event.

SECONDARY, RESIDENTIAL AND NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS

During snow events, parking along secondary, residential and neighborhood streets is permitted using the following system:

  • Vehicles may be parked on the odd-street-numbered side of the street on dates that are odd numbered. (Ex: On Dec. 5th, park on the side of the street with odd numbered addresses, like 555 Smithstone Road.)
  • Vehicles may be parked on the even-street-numbered side of the street on dates that are even numbered. (Ex: On Dec. 6th, park on the side of the street with even numbered addresses, like 556 Smithstone Road)

The odd-even parking system ensures plow trucks have enough space to operate. If cars are parked on both side of the street, it is not safe for plow trucks to operate in the area and the driver may be forced to skip a street section where that is the case. If a street section is not plowed because cars were parked on both sides of the street and blocking plow operations, the City cannot guarantee that a driver will be sent back to re-plow that street section.

The odd-even parking system also helps prevent parked cars from becoming “snowed in” with large piles of snow from plowing operations.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I KNOW THE PRIORITY OF MY STREET?

As a resident, it is your responsibility to follow all parking policies during snow events. If you’re unsure of the policy for your street, contact the Mayor’s Action Center at (317) 327-4622 or online at www.indy.gov/requestindy.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CAR STALLS?

If your car stalls in an area where parking is restricted during a snow event, it is your responsibility to ensure your car is moved as quickly as possible. Failure to move a disabled vehicle will result in the City towing your vehicle at your expense.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T FOLLOW THE PARKING RESTRICTIONS?

The City is authorized to tow and impound any vehicle that is parked in violation of the City’s parking ordinances at any time. This includes during snow events. If your car is parked illegally, it will be towed. You will be fined $25 for a parking ordinance violation and will incur all costs associated with the towing and impounding your vehicle.​​

 
 
 

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