Snow Plowing Ordinance
Avoid Being Towed
Sign up to be notified of by email or text when West St. Paul declares a snow emergency. West St. Paul plow crews need all drivers' cooperation to ensure safe streets during the winter. Snow parking regulations are triggered by a snowfall of 2½ inches or more, measured by the weather bureau or by a snow emergency declaration by the City Engineer or Police Chief. Then the following rules become effective:
Snow Emergency RoutesNo parking after 2 a.m. until fully plowed (enforced by towing).
All Other Streets & Alleys
No Parking after 8 a.m. until street is fully plowed, or until 8 p.m., whichever comes first. "Snowbirds" are tagged and towed if not moved.
The city contracts towing from city streets with:
560 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Section 95.04. Snow on Sidewalks.
- Requires property owners or occupants to remove snow and ice from adjacent public sidewalks within 12 hours after it falls or accumulates.
- Gives the City the authority to remove the snow and ice at the expense of the owner, the cost to be levied as a special assessment against the property.
- States "It is unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited snow from private property or public right-of-way onto a public street." Violation is a misdemeanor and carries a fine of up to $1000.