Winter Parking Restrictions

Winter Parking Restrictions

Winter Parking Restrictions Winter Parking Ban Update

On Nov. 1, 2018 the City of Dover moved from a calendar-based winter parking ban to an “as-needed” restriction.  

Unless a parking ban is declared, there is no need to keep your vehicle off the streets as required by the old calendar-based restriction. 

When needed, a parking ban will be declared by 3 pm to begin at 10 PM city-wide, except for the areas on the downtown area map.   (Earlier start times may be enacted in either zone in the event of a major storm or cleanup). 

Any vehicle parked on the street, sidewalk or adjacent public parking area (such as the public angled parking spaces on School or First Streets) may be ticketed and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense. 

CHANGES FOR 2020-2021 SEASON

The following streets have been posted for NO PARKING ANY TIME for the period of December 1 to April 1.

These additional restrictions were needed due to the limited width of the roads and concerns about plows and emergency vehicles being able to pass.

When a parking ban is declared, both sides of the listed streets are restricted, as are all other city streets

  • Baker Street – Entire Length (northerly/odd numbered side)
  • Belknap Street - Washington to Silver (westerly/odd numbered side)
  • Belknap Street  -  Silver to Fisher (easterly/even numbered side)
  • Cushing Street - Washington to Silver (easterly/even numbered side)
  • Elm Street – Entire length (westerly/odd numbered side)
  • Essex Street – Entire length (southwesterly/even numbered side)
  • Everett Street – Entire length (Westerly/odd numbered side)
  • Fifth Street - Chestnut to Grove (Northerly/odd numbered side)
  • Fifth Street – Grove to Tammany Park (Southerly/even numbered side)
  • Folsom Street – Entire length (southerly/even numbered side)
  • Forest Street -  Entire length (northwesterly/even numbered side)
  • Fourth Street - Chestnut to Grove (southerly/even numbered side)
  • Hamilton Street –  Entire length (northerly/odd numbered side)
  • Hancock Street – Entire length (southwesterly/even numbered side)
  • High Ridge Drive – Entire length (southerly side)
  • Lexington Street - Washington to Silver (easterly/even numbered side)
  • Lincoln Street - Chestnut to Grove (southerly/even numbered)
  • Nelson Street – Locust to Atkinson (southerly/even numbered side)
  • Plaza Drive – Northway Circle northerly to end of street (easterly/even numbered side)
  • Rogers Street – Entire length (southwesterly/even numbered side)
  • St. Thomas Street – Atkinson to Belknap (northerly/odd numbered side)
  • St. Thomas Street – two spaces in front of 33/35 St. Thomas Street (northerly side)
  • Summer Street - Central to Belknap (southerly/even numbered side)
  • Third Street - Chestnut to Grove (southerly/even numbered side)
  • West Concord Street – Entire length (northerly/odd numbered side)

For more information and to sign up for parking ban notifications go to

DrivingDover.com

Key Points of the new program:

  • Parking bans may be called for nights other than the storm night to accommodate clean-up activities.
  • It is incumbent on residents/businesses to notify their visitors of any parking ban.
  • Most public parking lots have areas available for overnight parking. Go to DrivingDover.com for info.
  • The parking garage has limited short term spaces available and is for “Permit Parking Only” above the 2nd floor (look for signs). Overnight parking is available in spaces 101-278.   From 2 am to 6 am the fee is $1/hr and can paid at the meter after 9 pm or from your phone with the “Whoosh” app.
  • If you are going to be out of town for a few days and leaving a vehicle, assume a parking ban will be enacted and find alternative parking options. Do not try and predict the weather. 
  • It is incumbent on rental property owners to properly notify their tenants of the program, especially when they move in mid-season.

The restriction begins on the streets within the downtown area at 1 AM the following morning of a declared ban. 

A map of the affected area downtown can be viewed here:

Downtown Parking Ban Map

Questions?? Call 603-516-6132 or e-mail the Parking Bureau at parking@dover.nh.gov


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