Winter Parking Restrictions

Winter Parking RestrictionsParking is restricted on all public streets from December 1st to April 1st between 1 and 6 a.m., regardless of the current weather. Overnight parking is available in most municipal lots during the winter months for those residents and visitors who do not have adequate off-street parking.

 NOTES: Due to the construction in the First Street parking lot, First Street will be exempt from the Winter Parking Ban for vehicles displaying First Street Resident Parking Permits.

Most city controlled parking lots in the downtown are available for overnight parking during the Winter Parking Ban hours.

Belknap LotNo overnight parking.   Park in the Locust Street lot.
Chestnut Lot(across from St. Mary’s Church):  Park along tracks and facing Chestnut Street only, not in the middle of the lot.  Look for signs.
Library LotPark in the row facing Atkinson Street or Locust Street.  Do not park in the middle or in the rows facing the McConnell Center or Nelson Street (the bluff).  Look for signs. 
Orchard Street LotNo overnight parking in the surface lot.  Use parking garage. 
River Street LotArea to the north of the Makem Bridge (left as  you come off the bridge coming from Washington Street)
School Street LotPark only in the row facing the residences on School Street.  The remainder of the lot is leased.
Third Street LotPark along the tracks or in the row facing Holy Rosary Credit Union, not in the middle of the lot.  Look for signs.
Transportation Center Parking LotPark along the tracks or in the bay adjacent to the meter closest to Chestnut Street.  Maps are posted at both meter locations.

ALL VEHICLES MUST ABIDE BY THE DAYTIME REGULATIONS OF THE PARKING LOT/AREA THEY ARE IN (meters, time limits, other restrictions)

  • Orchard Street Lot (metered starting at 9 am)
  • Portland Avenue Lot
  • Third Street Lot (metered starting at 9 am)
  • Transportation Lot (metered starting at 9 am)
  • Fourth/Chestnut Street Lot (time limits starting at 9 am) 
  • Library/McConnell Center Lot (time limits starting at 8 am) 
  • Locust Street Lot (metered starting at 9 am) 
  • River Street (permit parking starting at 9 am) 
  • Belknap Lot (metered starting at 9 am)
  • 235 Central Avenue

DOVER TO ENACT EMERGENCY PARKING BAN IN THE DOWNTOWN TO SUPPLEMENT THE CITYWIDE WINTER PARKING BAN WHICH BEGINS DECEMBER 1st.

The city will enact an Emergency Parking Ban for the downtown area when needed to facilitate snow removal. The Emergency Parking Ban will be announced by 3 p.m. each evening to take effect at 1 a.m. the following morning. When the Emergency Parking Ban is in effect, any car parked on a downtown street will be towed. Notification of the Emergency Parking Ban will be conducted through local media, the City of Dover web site, cable channel 22 as well as through an e-mail notification system.

Click here to view Downtown Emergency Parking Ban Map

Click Here To Return To The Dover Police Parking Bureau