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Posted on: October 31, 2022

St. Cloud Snow Removal Information

As the Public Works Department prepares for the upcoming winter season, we'd like to remind you of some important information regarding snow removal.

  • Inspect your mailbox before the ground freezes and make repairs if necessary.  Mailboxes physically hit and damaged by City snowplows will be repaired by the City, but mailboxes that break from the force of snow coming off the snowplow is the responsibility of the property owner to repair or replace. Boulevard damage caused by snowplows will be repaired by the City. The City does not repair or replace sprinklers, fences or rock gardens that are placed in the City right-of-way. It's okay to mark the edge of the road with plow markers.
  • Observe St. Cloud's winter parking ordinance. If a snow emergency is declared and you are parked in violation of the seasonal parking regulations, your vehicle will be towed to facilitate plowing. Snow emergencies will be announced on local radio stations and posted on the City of St. Cloud website and social media.
  • Remove snow and ice from public sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. Failure to comply may result in snow and ice removal by the City. Property owners will be billed for this service.
  • Plow trucks are not capable of skipping driveway areas. If you clear your driveway and sidewalk before the street is plowed, you may need to clear it multiple times. Arterial streets and bus routes are plowed multiple times to improve driving conditions.
  • For safety reasons, please maintain a safe distance from all snow removal equipment.
  • Do not push or place snow back into the street or alley or across the street or alley. It's against the law.
  • Do not place your refuse or recycling in the street. Garbage and recycling should be placed two feet behind the curb or edge of alleyway to prevent these items from damage during snow removal. Please clear snow from a four-foot radius around your cart for collection day.

Questions? Contact Public Works at or 320-650-2900 during regular business hours.

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