City Parking Information

City of Menomonie

Following are summaries of several City of Menomonie parking ordinances that are of interest to students.

No Parking of Vehicles on Streets for Storage Purposes

No person, firm, or corporation shall use the streets, alleys or any parking place for the storage of vehicles.  A person shall be deemed to be using the streets, alleys or other public parking places for storage whenever they shall park a vehicle thereon for a continuous period of twenty four (24) hours or more.

Calendar Parking

The city imposes special restrictions to facilitate  snow removal. From November 1 through April 1, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., motorists must park on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered calendar days, and on the even-numbered side of the street on even-numbered days. All streets in the city are subject to the odd-even calendar parking restriction. This ordinance modifies areas on city streets where parking is authorized. Areas that restrict/prohibit parking on an ongoing basis are not affected by the calendar ordinance and continue to be restricted as posted.

The easiest way to remember the ordinance is to always park your vehicle for the next day, as enforcement occurs between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Parking Restrictions by time or place

Many streets, especially in the campus and business district are governed by parking limitations based on length of time, time of day, or location.  Typically these limitations are identified by signage.  Examples of these restrictions are limits on time (for example a 2 Hour maximum), limits on time of day (for example an overnight, 2am-7am, prohibition), or limits on place (for example no parking on one side of the street).  Take care to observe posted signage and you will know which regulations are in effect.

General parking restrictions:

  • No parking within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant
  • No parking within four (4) feet of a driveway
  • No parking closer than fifteen (15) feet to the near limits of a cross walk (marked or unmarked)
  • No parking for any period of time in a yellow zone

The above restricted areas are often marked with yellow curb but you are responsible for compliance with the distance limitations whether or not the curb is yellow painted.

Metered Parking

  • Meters must be paid during hours of regulation (posted on meter)
  • A person may only park for the term of the meter.  Continuing to pay the meter to park longer than the posted limit is illegal
  • Malfunctioning meters must be reported
  • Overnight parking (2am-7am) at meters is prohibited

Front Yard Parking

The parking of any motor vehicle within the front yard or street side yard shall be on a driveway or parking pad.

No parking pad shall be allowed in the front yard or street side yard except:

  • that the Board of Zoning Appeals grants a variance
  • and that the parking pad be shielded from the street by landscaping, hedges, or decorative fencing

Traffic Laws

Roads, sidewalks, parking lots and other traffic areas of the university campus are subject to all state and municipal traffic laws. You are expected to know and comply with those laws. The University Police has the authority to issue citations or may report violations of traffic regulation to the Menomonie Police Department.

Wisconsin traffic laws may be found in Chapters 340, 341, 343, 346 and 347 of the Wisconsin State Statutes.