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Parking Vehicles and Equipment

On-street parking

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 considers changes to 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.

Public hearing

During the Monday, July 9 city council meeting, there will be a public hearing regarding a proposal to amend the existing All-Night Parking Ordinance 72.11 and to include snow emergency parking regulations.

The proposed snow emergency amendment states it is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on any street in Brooklyn Park after the City of Brooklyn Park declares a snow emergency and until the street has been plowed curb to curb. If vehicles are parked on city streets during a snow emergency event, the police department is authorized to issue citations to vehicle owners and have the vehicles towed to an impound lot. The owner of the vehicle will be responsible for all costs associated with the citation, towing and impound operations.

The July 9 public hearing will be held during the City Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N. The public hearing is an opportunity for residents who have opinions about the proposed snow emergency parking regulation or about the amendment to the overnight parking ordinance to share those opinions with the City Council.

If you cannot attend the public hearing, you can watch the meeting online.

Watch the meeting

You can read more about this proposal in the staff report (starts on page 30; this is a large file and may take a few moments to open).

Review the proposal (PDF)

Report violations for on-street parking

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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.)
  • 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
Trailer with material is not allowed to be parked outside

Not allowed

A vehicle on blocks is not allowed to be parked outside

Not allowed

Commercial vehicles like a school bus is not allowed to be parked outside

Not allowed

Commercial truck is not allowed to be parked outside

Not allowed

Delivery trucks are not allowed to be parked outside

Not allowed

Utility vans are not allowed to be parked outside

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.

Changes to your driveway

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

Vehicles and equipment like a boat is not allowed to be parked on grass

Not allowed

Non-motorized vehicles like a boat must be parked on on a pave surface

Allowed

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
1-800-488-CARS

American Lung Association
1-800-577-LUNG

Reporting a violation

For vehicles on residential or commercial property

Phone and email

Pang Yang
Code Enforcement and Public Health
763-493-8070
Email Pang Yang

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763-493-8145

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763-488-6487

For on-street parking

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