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Posted on: January 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Citywide Parking Ban Declared TONIGHT, Saturday, Jan 18 at 10:00 PM through *9:00 AM* Sunday, Jan 19


A Citywide Parking Ban has been declared beginning TONIGHT, Saturday, January 18 at 10:00 PM through *9:00 AM* Sunday, January 19. Vehicles left on City streets after 10:00 PM can be towed at the owner’s expense.

Due to the expected timing of this storm, and the fact that tomorrow is Sunday morning, the City is extending the time of this ban only until 9:00 AM so people do not have to get up early and move their cars. It will also allow crews time to clean up any remaining early morning snowfall. 

As a reminder, the tow times for some streets in the Old Port and Arts District are later than 10:00 PM. Please see this map with specific tow times. 


The City offers numerous free options for parking on the peninsula during a snow ban. These lots are available after 5:00 PM on weekdays on the day a ban is called unless otherwise posted. Click here for an interactive map. School lots and unrestricted parking areas can be accessed earlier on weekends. Typically, all vehicle owners must remove their vehicles from these designated areas listed below by 7:00 AM (except for school lots, which are 6:30 AM) the morning the ban is removed. For this parking ban only, vehicles must be removed from these areas by 10:00 AM.

The City may tow, at the owner’s expense, any vehicle which has not been removed by the 10:00 AM deadline:

  • Deering Oaks - on the Tennis Court Road only - only on the left side of the road. No parking on the right side.

  • Fitzpatrick Stadium parking lot - this is the lot behind the Ice Arena. Do not park adjacent to the Ice Arena.

  • Hadlock Field parking lot

  • All Portland Public School parking lots except the Reiche School lots that abut the school and playgrounds/soccer field and pool on Clark St AND Brackett Street. 

  • Cutter St. lots (off the Eastern Prom)

  • Beach St. lot accessible from Commercial St. after 8 p.m.

  • City lot at the corner of Park and Commercial streets across the street from the IMT (International Marine Terminal) AKA Angelo’s Acre 441 Commercial St.

  • On Peaks Island, snow ban parking is available at the Welch St. parking lot

  • Western Prom - Bowdoin to West Street (waterside)

  • Eastern Prom - Turner to East End School property light pole 33 (waterside)

  • Marginal Way - Plowman to just before the entrance area to the east End Wastewater treatment Plant (waterside) ** Please do not park on Marginal Way if there is flooding or standing water. **Parking is not allowed in the Maine DOT park and ride lot.

  • Preble Street Extension Parking Lot (Across from Hannaford) - adhere to the spaces that are designated for snow ban parking.

  • State Street Extension - Parking is available on State St Ext between Forest Ave & Park Ave across from the entrance to Deering Oaks Park. Left side of the road only where parking is typically available. Adhere to any no parking signs closest to Forest Ave.

Most parking garages will be available during snow bans at reduced rates.

Vehicles must be out of these alternate parking lots by 10:00 AM (unless otherwise noted) the morning the ban is lifted.

Public Works Customer Service: 207-874-8493 (24 hours during winter!)

Parking Ban Hotline: 207-879-0300

Snow Ban Info

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