Snow Ordinance

It’s snow season, so here’s some information on North Liberty’s snow ordinance. Watch the video, sign up for press releases, you’ll be glad did.

When is it a Snow Emergency?

Snow emergencies automatically go into effect when snow accumulation reaches two inches. During snow emergencies parking is not allowed on any street. This is to ensure streets are clear for effective snow removal and other road maintenance. “Having all vehicles off North Liberty streets during snow emergencies not only allows the crew the clearest, safest path for plowing,” said Street Superintendent Don Colony stated, “but also keeps automobiles from being covered with residual snow push-off. Plus, it allows adequate drainage when the snow melts.”

Any vehicles in violation of the ordinance may be ticketed and towed without notice. Each twelve hour period that a vehicle is parked or allowed to remain on any street in violation of this section constitutes a separate and distinct offense.

Snow emergencies may also be declared by the City Mayor or designee at the Mayor’s discretion.

And don’t forget that regardless of whether or not a snowfall triggers a snow emergency or not, residents are required to clear their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall.

How to Get Snow Emergency Updates

Though Snow Emergencies automatically go into effect when there is two or more inches of snow, there are several places to get more information. The City of North Liberty encourages residents to sign up for free e-mail newsletter and other notifications. Alerts will also be posted on this page, NLTV (channel 5 on Mediacom, channel 268 on South Slope), Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, occasional text, voice and email notices may be sent by JCENS; for free sign up click here.