When parking in Bloomington, follow these basic rules to enhance the safety of drivers and pedestrians. Avoid getting a parking violation by conforming to Bloomington’s parking ordinances, which includes no parking:
On street for more than 24 consecutive hours.
Within five feet of a driveway or mailbox.
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.
Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
Residents are reminded that parking vehicles on a sidewalk is prohibited. This includes driveways that extend onto a sidewalk. A blocked sidewalk can be challenging and unsafe for pedestrians who would have to walk onto the street.
Compliance with on-street parking rules contributes to Bloomington’s economic vitality, livability, safety and sense of well-being for residents, visitors and businesses.
For answers to your questions or concerns about parking ordinances, contact the Public Works Department at 952-563-4870. Requests for parking enforcement should be called in to the Bloomington Police nonemergency number at