Snow Emergency Parking

The “Snow Emergency for Parking” ordinance affects anyone who parks a motor vehicle between Nov. 15 and April 1 in university parking lots and on the following UW-Platteville streets:

  • University Plaza
  • Greenwood Avenue between Longhorn Drive and the west end
  • College Drive from Greenwood Avenue to Sunset Drive

When Snow Emergency for Parking (SEP) is declared, vehicles must be parked as follows:

  • SOE= South and East sides of street on ODD days
    • Cemetery side of Greenwood Avenue, Wilgus Hall side of College Drive, Royce Hall side of University Plaza
  • NEW= North and West sides of street on EVEN days
    • Residence Hall side of Greenwood Avenue, Melcher Hall side of College Drive, apartment side of University Plaza

A Snow Emergency for Parking decision will be made by no later than 3 p.m. for the parking restriction to go into effect at 2 a.m. on the following date.

SEP will occur for a TWO DAY PERIOD, so that both sides of the street get plowed. A longer period of removal may be designated if more time is required to adequately clear the streets.

SEP citations and violations

The University Police Department will issue parking citations for any vehicle parked in violation of the SEP rules. The citation amount for ANY parking violation during a snow emergency is $50.  If you drive/ own/use a vehicle, it is your responsibility to find out if a SEP has been declared and follow the instructions. 

  • All stalls within commuter and staff lots and on Circle Drive are restricted to NO PARKING between 2–6 a.m., all year long. Anyone who violates this restriction during a snow declaration will be issued a $50 snow removal parking citation.
  • No parking is allowed between 2–6 a.m. in any metered stalls during a declared snow emergency, including those by Rountree Commons, by Southwest Hall, on Circle Drive, and on University Plaza.  Vehicles parked in a metered stall between 2–6 a.m., even if the meter is paid, will be issued a $50 snow removal parking citation.
  • Vehicles parked in violation of the SEP will be towed by Precision Automotive, to their storage area.  You will need to contact Precision Automotive at 608.348.8144 to make arrangements to pick up your vehicle.  The towing charge to remove a vehicle in violation is $125.  There is a daily cost of $25 to store vehicles not picked up within 24 hours of towing.

Where can you park during a SEP?  Options include: 

  • On the correct side of the street (side not scheduled to be plowed).
  • If you possess a residence hall permit—in any residence hall lot (this includes the residence hall lot by the Heating Plant, large lot across from Southwest Hall, 3 tiered lot, etc.) 
  • On a valid city street (alternate side parking is enforced every night from Nov. 15 – April 1)

Additional information can be obtained from the Office of Residence Life.

Police: Contact Information

Contact Information

Officer On Duty
24 Hours A Day

For Emergency Calls, dial 9-1-1.

For non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
134 Brigham Hall
Tel: 608.342.1584
Fax: 608.342.1641

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday: 7:30–11 a.m., and
noon–4 p.m., excluding holidays


For after-hours non-emergency calls, contact:

University Police Office
Tel: 608.342.1584

Platteville Police Dispatch
Tel: 608.348.2313

For additional information and other after hours options, visit the University Police Contact Information page.

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