With our first snow of the season already in the books, this is a reminder that winter parking restrictions go into effect soon in Owatonna.

Owatonna's winter parking regulations are in effect each year from November 15th through March 31st. The whole idea behind the winter rules is to expedite and make more efficient the clearing of snow from city streets.

The restrictions are in effect every day from midnight through noon, and violations can result in ticketing and towing. This doesn't mean you have to go out and move your car at midnight. When you get home in the evening, just park on the correct side that will be in effect come midnight.

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Here's How It Works

  • On even-numbered calendar dates, vehicles may be parked on the near side of the street adjacent to lots and houses that have been assigned even numbers.
  • On odd-numbered calendar dates, vehicles may be parked on the near side of the street adjacent to lots and houses that have been assigned odd numbers.
  • This does not apply to any street where parking is limited to one side, to any cul-de­-sac that has combined even and odd house numbers, nor to any street that has more restrictive parking requirements.

Simply put, on even numbered days, park on the even side of the street. On odd numbered dates, park on the odd side.

Winter Parking Map Web Tool

Use the new Owatonna Winter Parking Map WebApp to see where to park for the winter parking restrictions in Owatonna.. The Winter Parking Map WebApp will show where parking is allowed, and those areas that are exempt from the winter parking restriction. You can find the web tool here.

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