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FAQ

Q:  Some streets around my child’s school are posted “No Stopping, Standing, or Parking.” Can’t I just stop for a moment to drop off my child?

A:  Streets around schools are becoming increasingly congested as less children walk to school. A “No Parking” sign allows for drop off from an attended vehicle. “No Stopping, Standing or Parking” means just that.

Q:  I have a disabled parking permit. What are my requirements when I park at a meter?

A:  Individuals with disabled permits are exempt from depositing fees in those meters that are at least 30 minutes in duration.

Metered Parking

On an “Observed Holiday,” parking meters in the city of Sheboygan will not require parking fees to be paid.  Observed Holidays for the purpose of parking meter usage in the City of Sheboygan are as follows:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve
     

The dates below are not considered “Observed Holidays;”

  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Veterans Day

Parking meter fees must be paid on Non-Observed Federal Holidays.

 

Sec. 118-127. – Continuous parking on streets.

No owner or operator of any vehicle shall park such vehicle or permit the vehicle to be parked on any street or alley for longer than 24 continuous hours.

Most parking regulations are covered by Wisconsin State Law, while others are governed by local city ordinance. On this page, all parking laws will be covered to help you understand exactly what parking restrictions exist.

 

Sec. 118-137.-Prohibited Overnight Parking of Trailers, Boats, Campers and RV’s.

The Sheboygan Police Department would like to make the community aware of a recently enacted city ordinance, #118-137, prohibiting the overnight parking of trailers, campers, boats and RV’s on city streets. The new city ordinance states in part;

 “No trailer or boat may be parked on a street within the city between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM.”

For more information regarding this ordinance, please, click HERE.

 

 

Prohibited Parking Restrictions

No person shall stop or leave any vehicle standing in any of the following places except for temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading, or in receiving or discharging passengers, and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed  operator so that it may promptly be moved in case of an emergency, or to avoid obstruction of traffic.

Any violation in this category is subject to a $25.00 fine;

  • No closer than 15 feet to the near limits of a crosswalk.
  • No closer than 10 feet from a fire hydrant.
  • No closer than 25 feet from a railroad crossing.
  • No closer than 4 feet from the edge of a driveway.
  • No closer than 2 feet from another parked vehicle.
  • You must park within 12  inches of the curb.
  • Winter Parking Rules (see below)
  • No parking for longer than 24 hours at the same location on any city street or alley. Vehicles must be moved at least once during a 24-hour period. Moved means that the vehicle is ddriven and used for a purpose. SImply pushing or moving the vehicle a short distance does not satisfy moving the vehicle.
  • Upon any portion of a street where at the time when parking is prohibited, limited or restricted be official traffic signs.

 

Other Restrictions

  • Timed Zones, this includes parking meters and those areas posted by signs. ($9.00 & $25.00 fine)
  • Handicap Parking, this includes all parking lots, public and private. ($75.00 fine) 
  • Snow Emergency Violation. ($50.00 fine)

 

Fines for some of these violations listed above may increase if not paid within a specified time.

 

There are two locations that all parking tickets can be paid for:

  • City Hall Finance Department (2nd Floor), 828 Center Avenue
  • Sheboygan Police Department, 1315 N. 23rd Street
  • Credit card payments are also taken over the phone at 459-3311 (Monday thru Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM)
  • Credit card payments are also taken over the phone at 459-3342 (During non-business hours)

 

Abandoned Vehicles

In the CIty of Sheboygan, any vehicle is considered abandoned if any of these three (3) conditions exist. This ordinance covers both public and private property.

  1. If the vehicle is in public view. Covering the vehicle with a tarp or other type covering is not permitted. It must be inside a garage.
  2. If the vehicle is not properly registered in the State of Wisconsin. This means that the vehicle’s registration must be up-to-date and not suspended.
  3. If the vehicle is inoperable. Inoperable according to State Statutes and Administrative Transportation rules is as follows. Just turning a key so a vehicle can start is not operable. The vehicle has to be street legal. Some examples would be that all doors, the hood, all windows have to open and close, all glass intact, all turn signals and lights operable, all tires inflated.

 

Any vehicle found in violation of the abandonded vehicle ordinance will be towed and the owner can be subject to a fine.

The City of Sheboygan Zoning Ordinance requires all vehicles to be parked on a paved surface, not on unpaved surface such as dirt, grass or wood chips.

The fine amounts associated with these violations are subject to change if the city council deems it appropriate.

For further information about abandoned vehicles, please refer to State Statute Section 118-276.

 

Winter Parking and Snow Emergency Guidelines

Listen to our podcast on winter parking and snow emergency guidelines, click on the link below!
Rollcall Episode – Winter Parking

 

Winter Parking Rules

From December 1st thru April 1st, overnight winter parking regulations are in effect between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.

Alternate Side Parking:  Vehicles must alternate sides for overnight parking.

On odd-numbered days, between the hours of 2 A.M. and 6 A.M. vehicles shall only be parked on that side of the street having odd-numbered street addresses.  (East and South Sides)

On even-numbered days, between the hours of 2 A.M. and 6 A.M., vehicles shall only be parked on that side of the street having even-numbered street addresses.  (North and West Sides)

Streets posted with “No Parking,” restrictions shall remain in effect; therefore are NOT under alternate side parking rules.

***The simple rule – PARK FOR TOMORROW***

 

WHEN A SNOW EMERGENCY IS DECLARED, SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING RULES GO INTO EFFECT!


Snow Emergency Parking Rules

Snow emergency parking rules are effective between November 1st to April 30th.

When a snow emergency is declared on an even-numbered day, the public shall be permitted to park on the even sides of the street first (North & West sides).  

When a snow emergency is declared on an odd-numbered day,  the public shall be permitted to park on the odd sides of the street first (South & East sides).

Example:  A snow emergency is declared on December 1: therefore, during Snow Emergency Declarations, on-street parking shall be on the odd-side (East and South) of the streets first.

Keep in mind that these parking rules go into effect when the snow emergency is declared to start, not when you hear it in the media. 

Example: If at 8:00 p.m. they make an announcement that a snow emergency would go into effect at 1:00 a.m., then you need to park according to what the date is at 1:00 a.m.

Parking of vehicles on designated snow emergency routes, boulevards, cul-de-sac and dead-end streets is completely prohibited during the period of a snow emergency until plowing of both sides of the snow emergency routes, boulevards, cul-de-sac and dead-end streets has been completed. 

After one side of the street has been plowed, vehicles shall be moved within one-hour after such plowing so that the other side may be properly plowed.

No vehicles that are legally parked in accordance with this ordinance shall have to be moved between the hours 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m.

All streets with “no parking” restrictions relating to parking on one-side of the street only shall be suspended on all streets during a snow emergency.

Vehicles illegally parked will be ticketed and towed.

For WI Road Conditions, click here.

When a snow emergency is in effect, Charter Channel 95 or 990 will have a message stating that the city is in a snow emergency. Local radio stations, such as WHBL AM 1330, will also broadcast information. For more information call the City’s Info-Line at 459-3460.

We will advise via text-message, and/or e-mail when a snow emergency is declared through our Nixle Message Alert System.

For more information about Nixle, click here.
To register for Nixle, visit www.nixle.com.

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