Thursday, February 24, 2022
Citywide parking ban in effect Friday night
Due to the anticipated snow arriving early Friday morning, Feb. 25, 2022, a citywide parking ban will be in effect Friday night, beginning at 8 p.m. and concluding Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 a.m. The ban will be in effect downtown from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday only.

While in effect, parking is banned on:

  • City streets, sidewalks or adjacent public parking areas. 
  • Third Street and Belknap parking lots, and Orchard Street lot public parking spaces.

While in effect, limited parking is allowed on:

  • The Fourth Street lot’s outside spaces only.
  • The two outermost rows of the Library lot, facing either the Greek Orthodox Church or Atkinson Street.
  • The first two floors of the Orchard Street Parking Garage, requiring paid parking 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at $1 per hour. 
  • If the parking garage is at capacity, the Transportation Center lot is the best option for off-street parking. 
  • Use Flowbird pay-by-phone app to extend parking time remotely. 
  • The top three floors of the garage are reserved for permit parking only. 

A Winter Storm Warning for Dover takes effect early Friday morning, Feb. 25, at 1 a.m. and continues through 1 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. According to the National Weather Center forecast, heavy snow is expected to begin Friday morning, with total snow accumulations of 8 to 12 inches. Travel could be very difficult Friday due to low visibility and snow-covered roads.  

The complete forecast for Dover from the National Weather Service can be viewed here:

For more information about the parking ban, visit the city's winter parking ban page at