Milwaukee DPW says four-inch rule in effect in city

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee DPW says the four-inch snow rule is in effect in the city of Milwaukee. It is meant to facilitate curb-to-curb plowing on city streets.

Certain residential streets are posted "no parking when snow falls four inches or more." You can be ticketed -- but likely will not be towed if you are in violation of the rule.

Parking is allowed on both sides of the street, except when snow has accumulated on the street surface to the depth of four inches or more.

Then, no parking is allowed on the side of the street where the sign is posted until the snow has been removed -- day or night or any time of the year.

Citizens are urged to follow these restrictions to avoid having their vehicle towed.

Go to for parking regulations for a specific City of Milwaukee address/street.

For more information on winter parking regulations, and all parking regulations, go to the DPW website at or call the City Call Center at 414-286-CITY (2489).