Parking Vehicles and Equipment
From October 15 to April 15 vehicles may not be parked on the street from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.
Vehicles must also not be parked
On a sidewalk
For more than 24 hours on the street
Within 20 feet of a mailbox, Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
In front of a driveway
Across the street from a driveway
City Council is considering changing the on-street parking rule
For years Brooklyn Park has had a parking rule of no parking between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. from October 15 through April 15 for snow removal purposes during the winter season. In recent years some neighbors, particularly in apartments, need more parking spaces and rely on on-street parking. They have had to endure the costs of parking tickets. But some residents support the current winter parking rule.
Council members discussed changing the current overnight parking rule at the September 25, 2017 City Council meeting (open to the public). No decision was made. Council will discuss the rule at an upcoming meeting, date yet to be determined. The Council has three possibilities it’s considering: keeping the parking rule as is, expanding it to year round or shortening it.
Vehicles and trailers parked outside must be:
Registered to a resident of the house
Operable and in working condition
Vehicles and equipment allowed to be parked outside
Passenger-style cars and trucks
Trailer (without materials in it)
Recreational vehicles (camper, boat, fish house, etc.)
One non-commercial truck with an attached snowplow
One taxi or limousine less than 30 feet long
Vehicles and equipment not allowed to be parked outside
Inoperable/unlicensed vehicles (flat tires, on jack stands, expired tabs, damaged)
Commercial vehicles (registered for over 12,000 lbs. "G" sticker, step van, tow truck, semi-tractor or trailer, cargo truck, dump truck, or bus)
Commercial equipment (bobcat, backhoe, cement mixer, lawn care equipment or similar)
Vehicles with commercial equipment added (ladders, winches, booms, or similar)
Trailer loaded with materials or equipment
Parking and storage surfaces
All motorized vehicles must be parked on a paved surface such as concrete, asphalt, or paving bricks at all times.
If located in the front yard, all non-motorized vehicles/equipment (i.e. trailers and campers) must be parked on a paved surface.
If located in the side or back yard, all non-motorized vehicles may be located on a maintained landscaped surface free of long grass/weeds and erosion, and setback at least five feet from the property line.
Changes to your driveway
Please contact the City before installing or expanding a driveway or parking surface.
Sales and repair of vehicles
Repair or painting of motor vehicles and small engines is not permitted either as a business or a hobby. Minor repairs are allowed if completed within one day.
No more than two vehicles and equipment sales are allowed per parcel/property per calendar year. Vehicles must be registered to an owner or occupant of the property.
Vehicle dealers cannot buy, sell or store vehicles on residential property.
Vehicles, equipment, and other items stored outside on a property must be owned by the person who legally lives at the property.
Certain programs offer tax credits for donated cars. Other auto-recycling businesses may remove vehicles for a fee.
National Kidney Foundation
American Lung Association
Reporting a violation
For vehicles on residential or commercial property
Phone and email
Code Enforcement and Public Health
Email Pang Yang
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For on-street parking