Normally November 1st marks the start of the dreaded winter parking rules in Bangor. However, changes have been made that will postpone parking headaches.

City officials announced today that winter parking rules for Bangor have changed. City Councilor Ben Sprague confirmed via Facebook that the rules don't go into effect until the first snow storm of the season.

Bangor Police and Bangor Public Works will make the decision as to when the rules will go into effect. After they go into effect, they will stay in place until March 31.
Need a refresher on the law of the land? First cue up the Storm Center theme.

Here's the breakdown from the Bangor Police Department:

'1) Night Parking – Vehicles cannot park on a public street or parking area between midnight and 6:00 AM. Cars can be ticketed and towed for this violation.

2) Alternate Side Parking (Odd-Even) – Parking is allowed on only one side of the street. On the odd numbered days of the month, cars must park on the side of the street with odd numbered addresses. On the even days of the month, cars must park on the side of the street with even numbered addresses. (i.e. On Nov 1st cars would park on the same side of the street as houses with odd numbered addresses like 1, 3, 5, etc.). Cars can be ticketed for this violation. Please note this requirement does not apply to streets where one side of the street is already posted to prohibit parking or where parking is restricted by time limits.

3) Blocking Snow Removal – Vehicles cannot be parked on a public street or parking area so as to interfere with or hinder plowing or snow removal operations. Cars can be ticketed and towed for this violation at any time of day.

Ticket waiver fees for these violations range from $10-$20 and tow fees are a minimum of $65 per vehicle.

Questions may be directed to the Parking Enforcement Division at 947-7397.