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Know the code: Parking ordinances

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Bloomington Briefing Published May 3, 2022
Updated on November 2, 2022

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:

Car 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.

Fire hydrant







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