For the past several years, the City of Green Bay has made the protection and improvements of its residential neighborhoods a top priority. In monitoring its neighborhoods, the City Council is aware of an ongoing problem with illegal parking around many houses.
The City zoning ordinances establish acceptable standards for parking to protect the appearance and safety of residential neighborhoods for the benefit of homeowners and other residents. Violation of these ordinances degrades the appearance and residential feel of our neighborhoods, which in turn, discourages homeowners from maintaining and reinvesting in their homes.
City ordinances state that there shall be:
- No parking on the lawn in front of the house.
- Cars are not allowed to park between the house and the street unless they are on the driveway.
- No parking except on a hard surface (asphalt, concrete, brick, concrete pavers or pre-existing gravel driveways, which are maintained and free of ruts, potholes and not expanded in area). Parking is allowed in the side & rear yards on a hard surface, with a minimum setback of 2 1/2 feet from the side & rear lot lines (there is no parking setback requirement for rear yards backing up to an alley).
- No parking across the sidewalk. State of Wisconsin statute 346.52 (1)(d) states: “No person may stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended and wether temporarily or otherwise, in any of the following places: On sidewalk or sidewalk area, except when parking on the sidewalk or sidewalk area is clearly indicated by official traffic signs or markers or parking meters.”
- No parking overnight on the street. Parking is prohibited between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. year-round in the City of Green Bay.
- No parking of inoperable or unlicensed vehicles in driveways, yards or along alleys. Parking of inoperable vehicles and/or vehicles without a license plate with a current sticker is prohibited on residential lots unless the vehicle is kept inside a garage. All vehicles, boats, campers, etc., should be properly licensed if stored outside.
Contact the Building Inspection Division at 920.448.3300 for questions relating to private property vehicle parking, driveway location and widening regulations.
Residents are reminded that the City has and will continue to enforce its parking ordinances. Failure to comply with the ordinances may result in costly citations. More importantly, compliance with the ordinances will help to maintain safe and desirable neighborhoods.