Ask a Chief: Does Elk River have winter parking restrictions?

Yes. From Nov. 15 through April 15 no vehicle may be left parked on a public roadway in the city of Elk River between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. The purpose of this restriction is to allow for the safe and efficient overnight removal of snow and ice as well as other seasonal road maintenance work.

Since some snow and ice events are un-forecast, these restrictions apply regardless of past, current or future weather conditions.

The fine for a winter parking ticket is $30. We understand that sometimes special situations occur which may necessitate leaving a vehicle on the street overnight. It is the responsibility of the vehicle owner to contact the police department (763-635-1200), before leaving a vehicle parked in violation of the ordinance.
— Brad Rolfe, Elk River police chief