Middleton's long standing alternate side parking ordinance is in effect
from November 15 to March 15. The purpose of the ordinance is to facilitate
snow removal and street maintenance. If it is necessary for you to leave a
vehicle on the street between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM, park on the
even numbered side of the street on even numbered calendar days and
likewise, park on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered
days. You should anticipate the midnight date change.
If signs prohibit parking on one side of the street alternate parking does
not apply. If the addresses on your street are all even or all odd
numbered, the alternate side parking regulations still applies. In effect,
there is no on street parking every other night. To do otherwise would
mean that one side of the street could not be plowed.
For a schedule of this winter's parking please click here.
Para el horario en español presione aquí.
If you wish to read the City of Middleton Ordinance that contains parking restrictions, please click here.
Additional Information on Alternate Side Parking
- Alternate side or seasonal parking regulations are common in
Wisconsin. A notice is posted at entrances to the City. It is the
responsibility of hosts to notify guests of the alternate side parking
- Often officers do have more important things to do than write
parking tickets, and on those occasions citations may not be issued.
However, most alternate side parking tickets are written during the
time of day when the fewest crimes, accidents, and calls for service
- There is no parking ticket quota. Officers are not judged by the
number of parking tickets they write, but rather by the degree of
voluntary compliance in their patrol districts. Consistent
enforcement, especially early in the season, typically results in
voluntary compliance and fewer parking tickets.
- The police department budget is set. The department does not receive
any money from parking tickets or traffic citations. All fines go to
the City's general fund.
- Alternate side parking enforcement is not contingent on an impending
snow storm. It is not our objective to write parking tickets when it
snows, but rather to get people into the habit of consistently
complying with the ordinance. Writing tickets to illegally parked cars
during or after a snow storm doesn't help in the snow removal
operation. Voluntary compliance, precipitated by consistent
enforcement, results in a significantly more effective and efficient
If you have been issued a parking ticket and wish to have it reviewed
by the department, click here.