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Snow Parking Information
Snow Emergencies
During a snow event the Mayor may declare a snow or ice emergency (City of Gloucester Ordinance Section 22-178). During this time parking on public and private ways within the city is banned. Notification of this parking ban is sent to the Gloucester Daily Times, Cape Ann TV, Beacon, Globe, WBZ TV, WBZ Radio, WCVB, WHDH, and NECN. There are also blue lights located at City Hall Tower (all four sides), the Boulevard (near Fishermen Wives Statue), Magnolia Fire Station, Bayview Fire Station, and Flannagans Gas Station. When these lights are on, there is a parking ban in effect.

You can also use the Notify Me function of this web site to be informed of alerts when they are posted. Choose the 'Weather/Environmental' item under the 'Alert Center' heading.

Where Can I Park?
Off-street parking areas include (City of Gloucester Ordinance Section 22-288):
  • Harbor Parking Lot (near Gloucester House Restaurant)
  • Main Street Parking Lot
  • Manuel F. Lewis Parking Lot
  • Pleasant Street Parking Lot
  • St. Peter's Square (Town Landing Parking Lot)
  • Fitz Hugh Lane Lot (Roger's St next to TD Bank)
  • Boynton Way Lot (off Rogers St in between Pilot House lot and House of Mitch)
School Parking Lots may also be used for off-street parking

Vehicles parked in parking lots must shovel their cars out of the space.

Other Rules/Ordinances
Please be aware that the City of Gloucester is authorized to remove any vehicle that interferes with the removal of snow and ice (City of Gloucester Ordinance Section 22-179). Removal costs shall be paid by the owner of the vehicle.

Citizens of Gloucester are required per ordinance (Section 21-19 and 20) to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their homes/businesses.

Please call the Department of Public Works at 978-281-9785 for information or questions concerning snow and ice removal.


Section 21-18. Throwing ice and snow into street
Section 21-19. Removal of snow from sidewalks
Section 21-20. Removal or covering of ice on sidewalk
Section 22-178. Authority of the mayor to declare snow or ice emergencies
Section 22-179. Interfering with snow and ice removal
Section 22-180. Designation of snow and ice emergency streets
Section 22-288. List of city-owned off-street parking areas

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