As the winter temperatures creeping in and the first few snowflakes make landfall, the Dickinson Police Department would like to remind the city of the 48-hour parking ordinance restricting the parking of vehicles on public streets without moving for longer than 48 hours.

In addition to the long standing ordinance on 48 hour street parking, aimed at providing street crews the opportunity to clean the streets without obstruction, a new ordinance which was passed earlier this year further makes it unlawful to park any RV, trailer, boat or camper on a public street in a residential area between Nov. 1 through March 31.

“It’s getting close to that time of the year when (over) parking becomes more of an issue than typical and interferes with street maintenance as it relates to snow removal,” a Dickinson Police Department press release stated.

Starting Nov. 1, any boat, bumper pull travel trailer, fifth-wheel trailer, pull-type camper, motor home, house car, bus, mini-motorhome or trailer parked on the public right-of-way in a residentially-zoned area will be subject to a $15 parking fine. Any vehicle parked on a public street for longer than 48 hours will be subject to a $15 parking fine and sticker, with the possibility of having their vehicle towed at the owner’s expense, according to the press release.

“We encourage everyone to seek long-term winter storage options and do your part to keep our streets clear and ready for winter maintenance,” the press release said.