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WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS DECEMBER 1 - APRIL 1 

These winter parking restrictions are in effect every night, regardless of snow accumulation.

RESIDENTIAL ON-STREET PARKING:  Ordinance is in effect from 2:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M.  On even dated days (the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th), vehicles must be parked on the even addressed side of the street (address numbers that end in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8).  On odd dated days (the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th, 31st), vehicles must be parked on the odd addressed side of the street (address numbers that end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9). 

DOWNTOWN ON-STREET PARKING:  Within the Central Business District zone, vehicles cannot be parked on any street on any day between 3:00 A.M. and 5:00 A.M.  Public parking lots may be used, please take note on any signs within the parking lot that restrict overnight parking. 

If you would like to read the parking ordinance in full, please click here.  

If you would like to request a review of a parking citation, please click here.

Police, fire, and emergency-medical services are provided through a unified Department of Public Safety, whose sworn personnel maintain State certifications in all three disciplines. In 2020, approximately 7,463 requests for service resulted in 80 felony arrests and 174 misdemeanor arrests;  2,104 calls were handled as general assistance to the public or general non-criminal; 112 complaints involved ordinance and property-maintenance matters; and 871 requests for fire or emergency medical assistance were answered.  The Department operates nine pieces of fire equipment, eight patrol vehicles, and two boats. The City enjoys a "Class 4" community fire-insurance rating.


Department of Public Safety Officers are available by calling 911 for both emergency and non-emergency calls for service.  If you are out of the Emmet County area, you can reach our dispatch center at 1-800-577-1911.



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