Traverse City Police Begin Enforcing Overnight Parking Ban

Traverse City police are issuing the first tickets of the season for overnight parking.

Vehicles parked on any city street, that’s any public street, from 3:00am-6:00am, will be in violation of city ordinance.

It’s been an ordinance for the past few decades.

Starting November 16 until April 14, all cars parked on public streets between 3:00am and 6:00am will be ticketed or towed.

During this period last season, Traverse City Police Department issued 298 tickets total.

“Most of the streets in town the cars are left in place even though their ticketed, but the rest of the cars on the downtown streets and this parking lot get towed out,” explained Sergeant Kevin Gay of the Traverse City Police Department.

That’s because public parking lots are included in the overnight parking ordinance.

It’s so snow plows are able to maneuver around the streets to remove snow.

The ordinance has existed for a few decades.


During the other months, April to November, parking is only allowed from 3:00am-6:00am if drivers have a permit from the city.

Stick with Northern Michigan’s News Leader as we continue to bring you the latest details on overnight parking in Traverse City.

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