Roadway & Parking Restrictions

Parking on City Streets

  • Parking is enforced throughout the City by the Orono Police Department - look for NO PARKING signs on curbside
  • No overnight, on-street parking is allowed during the winter months; from November 15 – April 15 (unless recinded earlier)  from 2:00 am - 6:00 am
  • On-street parking is limited throughout the City due to the narrowness of many City streets, so parking on most streets is restricted to one side only (typically the east and south curblines, but NO PARKING signage dictates).
  • Where practical, when hydrants and mail boxes are organized to the same side; parking is shifted to the opposite curbline
  • Parking is not allowed on streets, alleys, and fire lanes less than 24-feet wide
  • Parking on County Roads is determined by Hennepin County
  • Detached trailers can not be left on the street overnight

Recreational vehicles on city streets.  The state of Minnesota requires four-wheelers, both Class 1 and Class 2 units, to have a permit to operate on municipal streets and the permit  issued must be affirmatively administered by the local authority.  The local authority on Mound streets and Hennepin County roadways DOES NOT allow said permits, making it unlawful to ride on municipal streets.  

Snowmobiles ridden by adults are generally allowed on municipal streets between the hours of 6:00 am and 2:00 am.  Snowmobile operations in the City of Mound are regulated by State Statute and City Ordinance.  It is unlawful for any person to operate a snowmobile within 100 feet of a pedestrian, fisherman, skating rink, sliding area, cemetery, or on private property without the consent of the property owner.  All snowmobiles must be equipped with a standard muffler, “deadman” throttle, head light, taillight, and current registration.  No snowmobile shall be operated between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of each day on city streets, roadways, and public lands that are not adjacent to public waters.

No person between the ages of 14 and 18 shall operate a snowmobile on a public street or ice covered public waters without a valid snowmobile safety certificate issued by the State of Minnesota.  No person under the age of 14 shall operate a snowmobile on public properties.

Spring load restrictions.  Each spring, usually mid-March to early May, the City of Mound restricts vehicle load on all municipal streets to four tons per axle.  Heavy vehicles on municipal streets causes extensive damage to our streets each spring as frost leaves the ground, softening it and causing the road to buckle under the weight of heavy vehicles.  Please note the police and public works departments aggressively enforce spring load restrictions.  Unless the road is marked otherwise, each city street is restricted to four tons per axle.

Winter overnight parking restrictions.  Every year the City's winter parking restrictions go into effect on November 15th and run through April 15 (unless recinded earlier). Parking vehicles on city streets is prohibited from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.  Vehicles left on the street create a problem for snow removal crews and emergency vehicles, and will be tagged and/or towed.  These restrictions will be enforced regardless of whether there is snow on the roadway or whether snow is expected or not.