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Parking Vehicles and Equipment

Know the parking rules in Brooklyn Park to avoid violations or impounding.

On-street parking

From November 1 through March 31, vehicles may not be parked on the street from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The Snow Emergency Parking ordinance gives the city the authority to declare a snow emergency parking ban when snow, sleet, ice or snow drifts have created dangerous road and travel conditions.

When a snow emergency event is called, vehicles may not park on city streets until the full-width of the street has been plowed.

See snow removal policy >

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, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
  • In front of a driveway
  • Across the street from a driveway

Report violations for on-street parking

Police Department
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Vehicle requirements

Vehicles and trailers parked outside must be:

  • Currently licensed
  • 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)
  • Motorcycles
  • Recreational vehicles (camper, boat, fish house, etc.)
  • Equipment and materials related to a current on-site project
  • One of the following commercial vehicles is allowed per property: 
    • Truck with an attached snowplow
    • Taxi or limousine less than 30 feet long
    • Food truck
    • Trailer with attached equipment
    • Step van or cargo truck

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 15,000 lbs. “G” sticker or larger, tow truck, semi-tractor or trailer, dump truck, busses, and vehicles over 30 feet in length)

Not allowed

Parking and storage surfaces

Motorized vehicles

All motorized vehicles must be parked on a paved surface such as concrete, asphalt, or paving bricks at all times.

Non-motorized vehicles

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.


Driveway Allowed

Not Allowed

Driveway Not Allowed

Changes to your driveway

Please contact the City before installing or expanding a driveway or parking surface.

See info about driveway permits

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.

Ownership requirements

Vehicles, equipment, and other items stored outside on a property must be owned by the person who legally lives at the property.

Vehicle recycling

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

Pang Yang
Environmental Health
Email Pang Yang

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For on-street parking

Police Department
Call 911
Contact us