Thursday, 21 March, 2019



A City Ordinance addressing winter parking was adopted on Monday, December 12, 2016 and went into effect upon its publication in the Herald Review on December 25th. The ordinance states that from November 1st, until May 1st now vehicle may remain parked on a city street during snow plowing or snow removal. 

City ordinance requires vehicle owners to remove vehicles from streets when plowing takes place.  
Vehicles may be parked on the streets after they are cleared of snow full width. The Grand Rapids 
Public Works Department will make every effort to inform residents when plowing is anticipated based upon information received from the National Weather Service, utilizing the City website, 
Facebook, Grand Rapids Herald Review web site, Reader Board on Pokegama Avenue and KMFY/KOZY Radio. 
With the unpredictability of snowstorms, the public should keep in mind that streets will generally be plowed when there is a measurable amount of snowfall.
It is the responsibility of each vehicle owner to have their vehicle off the street at any time when 
snowplowing can reasonably be expected, regardless of whether or not notification of plowing is 
provided.  If in doubt, contact the Grand Rapids Police Department at 326-3464 (M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) or the Itasca County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at 326-3477 (After Hours) for the latest 
information on snow plowing plans.