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Snow emergency parking rules go into effect


Oak Park's snow emergency parking rules are not in effect. Please follow normal parking rules and regulations.  

-Updated noon, Feb. 4, 2022


Feb. 2, 2022  - Oak Park's snow emergency parking rules are now in effect. Enforcement will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until conditions improve. 

After a two-inch snowfall, parking is prohibited on designated snow routes and restricted to one side on all other streets, the side determined by the  date.

Parking on streets not designated a snow route is restricted to one side from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. in residential areas and from midnight to 8 a.m. in designated commercial districts. Park on the even-address side of the street on even dates and on the odd-address side on odd dates. 

If you usually park on a designated snow route, you must move your car to a side street while the snow emergency parking plan is in effect so that the way can be cleared to ensure safe passage by emergency response vehicles, such as fire engines, ambulances and police.

Emergency snow parking rules override standard daytime restrictions such as for street cleaning.

Snow routes include Augusta Boulevard, Austin Boulevard, Chicago Avenue, Division Street, Garfield Street, Harlem Avenue, Harrison Street, Jackson Boulevard, Lake Street, Madison Street, North Avenue, Oak Park Avenue, Ridgeland Avenue, Roosevelt Road and Wisconsin Avenue from Madison Street to the emergency entrance of Oak Park Hospital (see map below).

Officials recommend planning where you park at night to meet the rules for the following morning. Residents also are asked not to park in alleys, which may impede plowing.

The same rules apply in designated commercial districts, but from midnight to 8 a.m. More details are available on this website.

Officials also ask residents to please ensure their vehicles are not blocking the public way in an alley as it makes it difficult for plows to proceed.

For the latest status of the parking situation, call 708.358.7669 for a recorded message. 

Information also is cablecast on VOP-TV available to Comcast subscribers on channel 6 and AT&T subscribers on channel 99. In addition, information will be posted via the Village's Facebook page and Twitter feed.

More information on the snow emergency parking rules is posted on this website.

Garbage and recycling collection delayed

Garbage and recycling collection was suspended Wednesday due to the snow storm. Service will be delayed by at least one day for the rest of the week for residential properties of five or fewer units.

Note that once regular service resumes, snow in alleys may make it difficult for refuse haulers to empty trash and recycling containers. To avoid a missed pickup, residents are urged to make sure access to their bins is not blocked by snow.

More information on refuse and recycling is posted at

Weather delays return of in-person services to Village Hall

The heavy snowfall has delayed today's scheduled return of in-person services to Village Hall, 123 Madison St.

Residents are urged to continue to explore the wide range of routine municipal services available online via links at, including construction permits, business licenses and parking permits.

Map of the snow routes