Ordinances / Rules
Orono Code, Section 66-81: Parking After Snowfall Prohibited
It is unlawful for any person, except an operator of an emergency motor vehicle on an emergency call, to park or leave standing any vehicle on any street or municipal parking lot when there is more than two" of snow on the street or municipal parking lot and snow is falling or has fallen within the previous 48 hours, or snow is blowing or has been blowing within the previous 48 hours.
Other Parking Rules
There is no parking on all city streets and municipal parking lots from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. all year.
Parking is also prohibited at any time when there is 2" or more of snow until the streets are cleared. Please refrain from parking on the city streets whenever snow or ice conditions may require plowing.
Impounding & Removing Vehicles
While the City of Orono is not in the habit of impounding vehicles, if a snow emergency is in effect and / or a vehicle is in violation of the ordinance listed below, your vehicle may be ticketed and towed .
Orono Code, Section 66-44: Impounding & Removing Vehicles
When any police officer finds a vehicle standing upon a street or city-owned parking lot in violation of any parking regulation, such officer is hereby authorized to require the driver or other person in charge of such vehicle to remove the vehicle to a position in compliance with this chapter.
When any police officer finds a vehicle unattended upon any street or city-owned parking lot in violation of any parking regulation, such officer is hereby authorized to impound such unlawfully parked vehicle and to provide for its removal and to remove the vehicle to a convenient garage or other facility or place of safety; and if any charge shall be placed against such vehicle for cost of removal or storage, or both, by anyone called upon to assist with the removal, it shall be paid prior to removal from such place of storage or safekeeping.
Claiming an Impounded Vehicle
Check the City of Orono's Police for detailed information on picking up your impounded vehicle.
If you have further questions, call the Orono Police Department at 952-249-4700.
Other Relevant Ordinances / Rules
Orono Code, Section 18-5: Placing Snow or Ice in a Roadway
It is a misdemeanor for any person, not acting under a specific contract with the city or without special permission from the city, to remove snow or ice from private property and place it in the roadway of any street or private road.