By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 30, 2022 at 10:05 AM

It's that time of year again: those winter parking signs we can ignore for much of the year go back into effect this week.

The City of Milwaukee's annual winter parking regulations kick in on Dec. 1, 2022 and continue until March 1, 2023.

Here are the details of this year's Winter Parking Regulations, which kick in on Thursday of this week and run through March 1, 2023, as provided by DPW:

  • Posted signs take precedence. Please read the street signs for winter parking instructions before you park.
  • No parking is allowed on through highways and bus routes from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. A map showing these streets is available at
  • Stay informed, sign up for Parking Alerts: text alerts at and/or E-Notify email messages at
  • Any time a Snow Emergency is declared, all vehicles must follow posted signs and alternate side park City wide between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. where parking is allowed (parking is prohibited on the through highways and bus routes during these same hours) or risk fines of
    between $50 and $150 per citation, along with the potential the vehicle is towed.
  • Follow DPW on Facebook and Twitter – both @milwaukeedpw
  • Call (414) 286-CITY for information and assistance
  • Check the DPW website at

Regulations requiring a valid overnight permit or temporary overnight permission to park on city streets still apply from Dec. 1 to March 1.

Let's be careful out there, folks.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.