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Alternate Side Parking


Snow PlowThe Alternate Side Parking Ordinance aids the Public Works Department during a snow event.

Whenever the City declares a snow event to permit a full residential plow operation, then for a period of
72 hours, alternate side parking regulations will be in effect on all streets in the City of Eau Claire.

Regulations are as follows:

  • On Odd-numbered days, vehicles shall only be parked, stopped or left standing on that side of the street having odd-numbered addresses.
  • On even-numbered days, vehicles shall only be parked, stopped or left standing on the side of the street having even-numbered addresses.
  • These provisions shall only be in effect between midnight and 5:00 p.m.
  • These provisions shall not supersede more restrictive parking regulations in effect in the city.
  • Notice of the snow event shall be provided at least 6 hours prior to the regulations taking effect, meaning notice must be provided prior to 6 p.m. in order for alternate side parking to commence that night at 12:00 midnight. Notice shall be given to the public and all interested media outlets on the following sites: 


    City of Eau Claire Website News Section (

    (You may sign up to receive notifications whenever a “snow update” is posted by clicking on the E-notification button.  Fill out the appropriate information and check the “Snow Updates” button. )

    Public Works Twitter Page:                                                                 Use the following hashtags:

  • #ECSNOWPLOW will be for Full Residential plowing operations and that alternate side parking will be enforced for the next 72 hours.

  • #ECSNOW1617 will be the hashtag for information about ice control routes, snow hauls and other winter operations.

    City of Eau Claire –City Hall Facebook Page: