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Parking Control Unit

The mission of the Parking Control Unit is to provide adequate parking control and general safety for pedestrians and vehicles through aggressive enforcement of the parking ordinances.

Duties of the Parking Control Unit include, but are not limited to:

  • Routine parking enforcement
  • Parking and traffic direction at large events
  • Attending parking violation appeals hearings
  • Picking up abandoned bicycles  
  • Assisting Police Officers as needed.

Parking Information & Ordinances

Please use the following links for specific topics and information.

​Understanding the Seasonal/Calendar Parking Regulation

Odd/Even parking regulations are in effect each year from November 1st to April 1st.
These regulations are in effect between 1:00 am. and 7:00 am. regardless of the amount of snowfall.

How it works:

  • Between 1:00 to 7:00 am.
    • On ODD numbered days (1st, 3rd, etc.) --> park on the EVEN side of the street
    • On EVEN numbered days (2nd, 4th, etc.) --> park on the ODD side of the street

Sides of the street or avenue are determined by the house numbers that face the street or the avenue. If you are parked on the wrong side of the street or avenue your vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed. It is important to note that if you park your car before midnight, you must remember that the date changes at midnight and you should park accordingly. 

Will the date become an ODD or EVEN day at midnight?  
It may be easier to understand this regulation by remembering that on ODD days, the ODD numbered side of the street must be clear of vehicles from 1:00 to 7:00 am.  On EVEN days, the EVEN side of the street must be clear of vehicles from 1:00 to 7:00 am.


Payment of parking meter fees and customary time/use fees at attendant parking lots and ramps will not be enforced on the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
Thanksgiving Day
Friday After Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day

However, the Director of Public Works may implement event parking fees, as provided under Ordinance Section 580, Subdivision 7, on any holiday.

Parking On Public Streets

Improper parking on public streets can lead to a citation. City ordinances prohibit stopping, standing and/or parking a vehicle in the following places:

  • On a sidewalk.
  • Within an intersection.
  • In front of a public or private driveway including parking to encroach upon the radius of the driveway.
  • Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
  • On a crosswalk.
  • Within 20 feet of a crosswalk.
  • In front of or in any alley.
  • Within 30 feet of a stop sign.  

Parking on Private Property

City of St. Cloud Land Development Code requires the parking on private property be in compliance with City ordinances. Some rules to keep in mind when parking on private property.
  • You may not park on grass, dirt or gravel. 
  • All parking within the front yard must be located on a driveway or driveway approach and must be on an improved all-weather surface.
  • Vehicles may not block sidewalks or public streets. 
  • Parking is permitted within the side and rear yards provided that all parking is on an improved all-weather surface and meets the setback requirements of the Land Development Code.
  • Improved all-weather surfaces are concrete, brick, blacktop or asphalt.

Licensed vehicles that are parked on unimproved surfaces on private property will be issued citations immediately by Parking Enforcement.

Unlicensed or "Junked" Vehicles

Inoperative or unlicensed motor vehicles shall not be parked, kept or stored on any premises and no vehicle shall at any time be in a state of major disassembly, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled.

To report unlicensed or "junked" vehicles on a public street contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200.

To report unlicensed or "junked" on private property, contact the St. Cloud Health & Inspections Department at 320-255-7214.

Abandoned Vehicles

If you suspect a vehicle has been abandoned on a public street, contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200. An officer will be dispatched to place a tow tag on the vehicle.  The officer will return after a 48-hour period and if the vehicle has not been moved, the officer will impound the vehicle.

If you suspect a vehicle has been abandoned on private property, contact the St. Cloud Health and Inspections Department at 320-255-7214.

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