Weather Advisory-Snow Ordinance


It’s that time of year again for a quick reminder of the snow ordinance for the city of Monroe and to remind citizens to please keep in mind the importance of removing vehicles from the street so that the city workers can get the streets cleared not only for the safety of motorist traveling but also for the police and the fire department who may have to respond to an emergency call and need to be able to get there and get there safely.


69.11 SNOW REMOVAL. No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area, from November 1 of each year until March 31 of the following year, during periods of snowfall or within twenty-four (24) after a snowfall.

136.03 REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE AND ACCUMULATIONS. It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations from sidewalks within 48 hours following the end of the snowfall. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within a reasonable time, the City or the City’s designee may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax.

70.04 PARKING VIOLATIONS: VEHICLE UNATTENDED. When a vehicle is parked in violation of any provision of the Traffic Code, and the driver is not present, the notice of fine or citation as herein provided shall be attached to the vehicle in a conspicuous place.

70.06 IMPOUNDING VEHICLES. A peace officer is hereby authorized to remove, or cause to be removed, a vehicle from a street, public alley, public parking lot or highway to the nearest garage or other place of safety, or to a garage designated or maintained by the City, under the circumstances hereinafter enumerated: 3. Snow Removal. When any vehicle is left parked in violation of a ban on parking during snow removal operations.