Parking in Winter

Parking Enforcement

Parking compliance is an important factor in ensuring plows are able to clear roads after a snow event. If plows, City or private, are unable to move through a street because of illegally parked cars, both the quality and the efficiency of snow clearance will be negatively impacted.

The City takes the following measures to enforce parking:

  • Police patrol high priority areas to ticket and, if necessary, tow illegally parked vehicles. Those areas include routes around hospitals and public safety buildings, steep hills, and narrow streets where cars don't follow even-odd parking rules.
  • Ticketing and towing illegally parked cars that block plows on narrow roads.

Residents are reminded to:

  • Observe the odd/even parking restrictions on their street to make way for plows.
  • Move vehicles from the street whenever possible during a significant snowfall.

Snow Priority Parking Enforcement Areas

The City has identified priority streets for parking enforcement during snow events. These streets were selected using city data, including the percentage of multi-family dwellings, the width of the street, and other elements contributing to increased on-street parking. The City also included streets previously identified as problem points for plow drivers. A list and map of the streets are included below:


100 Collingwood Ave.
300 Collingwood Ave.
100 Durston Ave.
100 Jasper St.
100 Mildred Ave.
200 Nichols Ave.
100 Paul Ave.
100 Peck Ave.


500 Clarendon St.
100 Redfield Pl.
200 Roberts Dr.
200 Roosevelt Ave.
300 Roosevelt Ave.
800 Sumner Ave.


300 Apple St.
200 Bryant Ave.
100 Steuben St.
200 Tennyson Ave.


100 Belle Ave.
100 Calthrop Ave.
200 Calthrop Ave.
100 Fernwood Ave.
100 Matson Ave.
300 Newell St.
100 Ostrander Ave.
100 Parkside Ave.
100 Parkway Dr.
100 Reed Ave.
200 Reed Ave.

*This list is subject to updates

Downtown Parking Restrictions

Seasonal odd and even parking restrictions in parts of downtown Syracuse are in effect between Nov 1 and April 1. On blocks marked with special signage, overnight on-street parking will alternate and be limited to one side at certain hours. This allows snow plows to effectively clear the streets unobstructed by parked cars between the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and creates easier and safer access routes for vehicles and pedestrians throughout the business district during the winter season.

Signage marking the parking changes and listing the hours for alternate parking is in place in the following areas:

100 & 200 blocks Erie Blvd. E.
100 & 200 blocks E. Water St.
100 & 200 blocks S. Warren St.
300 & 400 blocks S. Warren St.
300 block of Montgomery St.
100 & 200 blocks Madison St.
100 & 200 blocks E. Jefferson St.
100 block of W. Jefferson St.

Registered vehicle owners found in violation of the restrictions will be subject to ticketing and towing. For more information on downtown parking options, including options for overnight parking, please see the Downtown Parking brochure or contact the Downtown Committee at 315-422-8284 or