What is the procedure for a snow ordinance?

All vehicles must be moved off of all public streets, alleys, and on-street parking within the City when a snow ordinance is declared. No parking is allowed until the snow ordinance is officially lifted by the City. Parking in The District at Prairie Trail and Uptown business district is prohibited from 2 - 6 a.m. during snow ordinances. Vehicles parked on the street during a snow ordinance will be ticketed $40 and may be towed.

The City can declare a snow ordinance based on several factors including snow, sleet, freezing rain, and blowing snow. When a snow ordinance is put into effect, the declaration will be communicated, along with the start and stop times for parking restrictions, via text message (text ANKENY to 72466), the City website, and the City's Facebook page. Local media will also be notified.

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1. What if I am disabled or a senior citizen who is unable to clear snow from my sidewalks?
2. What can I do to help when it snows?
3. What should I do if I live in a cul-de-sac and the City moves snow on the sidewalk in front of my house?
4. How is mail delivery affected by snow?
5. What if my mailbox was damaged by snow removal equipment?
6. What if my driveway is filled up with snow from snowplow trucks?
7. What if I have a complaint or request regarding snow and ice control or damages?
8. What do I do if my car is towed during a Snow Ordinance?
9. Why should residents not be allowed to park on residential streets if snow removal operations are in effect but it is a light enough snow that residential streets are not going to be plowed?
10. What is the procedure for a snow ordinance?
11. Should I report vehicles left on streets during a snow ordinance?
12. Where are you supposed to park during a snow ordinance if you don't have a driveway?
13. What are the city's snow plowing procedures?