We offer three options for paying parking tickets:
- Online Payment: Residents are strongly encouraged to pay online if possible. If you believe you have a parking ticket, please CLICK HERE and you will be prompted to enter your License Plate State and License Plate Number. To pay, check the box to the left of each listed ticket and follow instructions on the page. Please allow up to 72 hours for tickets to appear in the portal. If your citation was issued by VIN rather than by license plate, you will need to pay in person or over the phone.
- Over-the-Phone Payment: You may call (920) 459-3342 to pay by credit card during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm.
- In-Person Payment: We also accept in-person payments at the Sheboygan Police Department (1315 N 23rd St, Sheboygan) during normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 7:00 pm.
Frequently Asked Questions about Parking
Q: Some streets around my child’s school are posted “No Stopping, Standing, or Parking.” Can’t I just stop for a moment to drop off my child?
A: Streets around schools are becoming increasingly congested as less children walk to school. A “No Parking” sign allows for drop off from an attended vehicle. “No Stopping, Standing or Parking” means just that.
Q: I have a disabled parking permit. What are my requirements when I park at a meter?
A: Individuals with disabled permits are exempt from depositing fees in those meters that are at least 30 minutes in duration.
Parking Rules and Ordinances
On an Observed Holiday, parking meters in the city of Sheboygan will not require parking fees to be paid. Observed Holidays for the purpose of parking meter usage in the City of Sheboygan are as follows:
- New Year’s Day
- Good Friday
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
- New Year’s Eve
The dates below are not considered Observed Holidays:
- Martin Luther King Day
- Columbus Day
- Presidents Day
- Veterans Day
Parking meter fees must be paid on Non-Observed Federal Holidays.
Sec. 118-127 – Continuous Parking on Streets
No owner or operator of any vehicle shall park such vehicle or permit the vehicle to be parked on any street or alley for longer than 24 continuous hours.
Sec. 118-137 – Prohibited Overnight Parking of Trailers, Boats, Campers and RV’s
The Sheboygan Police Department would like to make the community aware of a recently enacted city ordinance, #118-137, prohibiting the overnight parking of trailers, campers, boats and RV’s on city streets. The new city ordinance states in part, “No trailer or boat may be parked on a street within the city between the hours of 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM.”
For more information regarding this ordinance, please, click HERE.
Prohibited Parking Restrictions
No person shall stop or leave any vehicle standing in any of the following places except for temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading, or in receiving or discharging passengers, and while the vehicle is attended by a licensed operator so that it may promptly be moved in case of an emergency, or to avoid obstruction of traffic.
Any violation in this category is subject to a $25 fine:
- No closer than 15 feet to the near limits of a crosswalk
- No closer than 10 feet from a fire hydrant
- No closer than 25 feet from a railroad crossing
- No closer than 4 feet from the edge of a driveway
- No closer than 2 feet from another parked vehicle
- You must park within 12 inches of the curb
- Winter Parking Rules (see below)
- No parking for longer than 24 hours at the same location on any city street or alley. Vehicles must be moved at least once during a 24-hour period. Moved means that the vehicle is driven and used for a purpose. Simply pushing or moving the vehicle a short distance does not satisfy moving the vehicle
- Upon any portion of a street where at the time when parking is prohibited, limited or restricted be official traffic signs
- Timed Zones, including parking meters and those areas posted by signs ($10 or $25 fine)
- Handicap Parking, including all parking lots, public and private ($75 fine)
- Snow Emergency Violation ($50 fine)
Fines for some of these violations listed above may increase if not paid within a specified time.
In the City of Sheboygan, any vehicle is considered abandoned if any of these three conditions exist. This ordinance covers both public and private property:
- If the vehicle is in public view. Covering the vehicle with a tarp or other type covering is not permitted. It must be inside a garage.
- If the vehicle is not properly registered in the State of Wisconsin. This means that the vehicle’s registration must be up-to-date and not suspended.
- If the vehicle is inoperable. Inoperable according to State Statutes and Administrative Transportation rules is as follows. Just turning a key so a vehicle can start is not operable. The vehicle has to be street legal. Some examples would be that all doors, the hood, all windows have to open and close, all glass intact, all turn signals and lights operable, all tires inflated.
Any vehicle found in violation of the abandoned vehicle ordinance will be towed and the owner can be subject to a fine. The City of Sheboygan Zoning Ordinance requires all vehicles to be parked on a paved surface, not on unpaved surface such as dirt, grass or wood chips. The fine amounts associated with these violations are subject to change if the city council deems it appropriate. For further information about abandoned vehicles, please refer to State Statute Section 118-276.
Winter Parking and Snow Emergency Guidelines
Winter Parking Rules
From December 1 to April 30, overnight winter parking regulations are in effect between the hours of 12:00 am and 6:00 am. Vehicles must alternate sides for overnight parking. On odd-numbered days, between the hours of 12:00 am and 6:00 am vehicles shall only be parked on that side of the street having odd-numbered street addresses (south and east sides). On even-numbered days, between the hours of 12:00 am and 6:00 am, vehicles shall only be parked on that side of the street having even-numbered street addresses (north and west sides). Streets posted with “No Parking,” restrictions shall remain in effect; therefore are NOT under alternate side parking rules.
***The simple rule is: PARK FOR TOMORROW***
Snow Emergency Parking Rules
A snow emergency can be declared between November 1st to April 30th. Parking of vehicles on designated snow emergency routes, boulevards, cul-de-sacs, and dead-end streets is completely prohibited during the period of a snow emergency. Vehicles can only return to the aforementioned streets after the City of Sheboygan announces the end to snow emergency operations. Vehicles illegally parked will be ticketed and towed.
When a snow emergency exists, vehicles parking on non-snow emergency routes between the hours of 12:00 am 6:00 am shall only park on the even sides of the streets (north and west sides) on even days. Vehicles parking on non-snow emergency routes between the hours of 12:00 am 6:00 am shall only park on the odd sides of the streets (south and east sides) on odd days. All streets with “No Parking” restrictions relating to parking on one side of the street shall follow odd/even parking rules during a snow emergency.