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Odd / Even Parking Neighborhoods

For neighborhoods with limited amounts of off-street parking, the City Council has established a concept known as Odd/Even Side Snow Parking Zones. Related signage is posted for four neighborhoods (Carpenter, Drake, Sherman Hill and a portion of River Bend.

On calendar days ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9), on-street parking is allowed in front of addresses ending in an odd number from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On even number days, park in front of addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to avoid being ticketed or possibly towed.

The Public Works Director decides when to start enforcing our Citywide and Odd/Even Plowing restrictions. The Director’s decision is based on total accumulation, prevailing conditions and near future forecasts.

For more information on Odd/Even Neighborhoods, check the map below or visit Show Me My House.

Map of Des Moines' Odd and Even Parking Neighborhoods