Parking Info

Residential Parking

City Ordinance 506 restricts parking on City streets from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., November 1 through April 1, regardless of snow. Violators will be tagged and towed, and subject to storage charges.

Per City of Fridley ordinance number 506.13, no person shall park or leave standing a truck tractor, semi-trailer, bus, manufactured home, park trailer, travel trailer, or truck having a licensed gross weight over 12,000 pounds, whether attended or unattended, upon the public streets in any residential district unless in the process of loading or unloading and then only for such period of time necessary to load or unload.

One large commercial vehicle having a licensed gross vehicle weight over 12,000 pounds may be parked on property in any residential district provided it meets the following requirements:

The owner or operator of the vehicle must reside on the property.

The vehicle shall be parked on a hard surface driveway in compliance with the applicable zoning district requirements.

Noise from idling the engine shall not exceed standards provided for in Chapter 124 of the Fridley City code.

The vehicles' engine must not be idled for more than 30 minutes in any one hour period. In no circumstances may the engine idle for more than two periods lasting 30 minutes each, in one 24-hour period.

The permitted vehicle shall be parked at least ten feet from the front property line.

Under no circumstances may more than one large commercial vehicle be parked on residentially zoned property.

Recreational vehicles, boats and boat trailers are to be on a hard surface if located in the front yard. Large commercial vehicles parked at hotels and motels are also exempt.

For more information regarding the parking ordinance call the Police administrative office at 763-572-3629.

Snow Removal Parking

City Ordinance 506 restricts parking on City streets from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. November 1 through April 1, regardless of snow. Violators will be tagged and towed, and subject to storage charges. Commencing on the first day of November of any year, to and including the first day of April of the following year, it shall be a violation for any person to stop, park or leave standing a vehicle on any street or highway in such a manner as to impede the plowing and/or removal of any snow, ice or waste on such street or highway.

Whenever it shall be found necessary to the proper direction, control, regulation of traffic, plowing and/or the removal of snow, ice or waste, or maintenance or improvement of any highway or street to remove any vehicle standing on a highway or street in the City, then any Police Officer is authorized to provide for the removal of such vehicle and have the same removed to the nearest convenient garage or other place of safety. Any vehicle stopped, parked or left standing on any highway or street in violation of law and removed as provided in this language, may be removed upon order of a Police Officer and the cost of removal and storage of the same charged to the owner of the vehicle as well as the person causing such violation.

When vehicles are left on the streets after a snowfall, the effectiveness of plowing is diminished, and costs are increased for all.

For more information regarding the parking ordinance, please call the Police administrative office at 763-572-3629.

Off-Street Parking

Current Residential Zoning Code Performance Standards mandate that all vehicles must be kept on a driveway or hard-surface parking space which is approved by the City.

Recreational vehicles, boats and boat trailers are to be on a hard surface if located in the front yard.

Fridley City Code requires all driveways to be hard-surfaced as of December 31, 2002. All vehicles must be parked on a hard-surfaced driveway.

Junk or Abandoned Vehicles

The Junk and Abandoned Vehicle ordinances are enforced jointly by the Police Department and Community Development Department. Jurisdiction is based on whether or not the vehicle is located on public or private property.

Any vehicle being stored outside which is not currently licensed, lacks vital component parts, or is not located on a hard-surface parking area is considered to be a junk vehicle. To report a junk vehicle, please call the Code Enforcement Officer at 763-572-3593.

Any vehicle illegally located on public property for a period of more than 48 hours or any vehicle located on public property that is missing vital component parts is an abandoned vehicle. To report an abandoned vehicle please call the Fridley Police Department at 763-572-3629.