Snow Emergency procedure in the City of Kingston is alternate side parking rules.
Due to ongoing noncompliance, there is now no street parking along Snow Emergency Routes (check here to see routes). Alternate side parking will remain in effect for the rest of the City, but there will be no parking allowed on Snow Emergency Routes for the duration of a Snow Emergency event.
A Snow Emergency is typically announced if 3+ inches are forecasted and plowing is required. When a Snow Emergency is declared, the best place for vehicles is off-street, however, alternate side parking will be in effect for non-Snow Emergency Routes.
During a Snow Emergency, parking is permitted on the odd side of the street on odd numbered calendar days and on the even side of the street on even numbered calendar days. Odd/even side of the street is determined by house numbers. At 7:00am the following day, vehicles must move to the opposite side of the street. Vehicles not in compliance will be ticketed and towed.
During a Snow Emergency, regular alternate side parking rules are suspended. On-street and off-street parking meters are suspended. Pre-existing parking restrictions which allow or prohibit parking on a particular side of the street are temporarily superseded by Snow Emergency alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules.
No parking is allowed within 50 feet of any street corner and vehicles must not block fire hydrants, driveways, entryways or exits for parking lots, or in any hazardous manner.
No street parking is allowed on dead-end streets during a Snow Emergency.
The City of Kingston will announce a Snow Emergency in the following ways:
Online at http://www.kingston-ny.gov and at the City of Kingston Facebook page.
By phone or text using the City’s notification system, Swift911. Sign up to receive calls or texts here.
By e-mail. Recipients of the Mayor’s newsletter will receive an e-mail notification. Sign up for the newsletter here.
- Via media—all local media will be alerted.