City of Elkader Municipal Services

Snow Removal

  • For storms with many inches of snow accumulation, this provides the option for a "Snow emergency" to be declared.
  • Although no specific amount of accumulation is defined, generally we think this will be used for 6 inches or more.
  • The Mayor may designate several different staff as designees to declare a snow emergency.
  • A snow emergency shall commence immediately upon its declaration and shall last for twenty-four (24) hours from the effective start time, unless otherwise indicated. During this time, no vehicle shall be parked on any City street.
  • However, ticketing will not begin until two hours following the notice to local media outlets.
  • "Failure of a person to receive such notice (of snow emergency) shall not constitute a defense to any prosecution for violation of the rules, regulations and procedures prescribed by this chapter."
  • In the event no snow emergency is declared, no person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicles on any public street, alley, or City-owned or operated off-street parking area between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. if snow has accumulated. 

See the Snow Removal Ordinance

Questions? Call City Hall at (563)245-2098 or email City Hall
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