Rules and Regulations

Overnight Parking


One of the major issues that citizens and new residents must deal with is parking concerns.  Officers from the Oshkosh Police Department and the University Police Department spend a large amount of time and effort educating students as to the "do's and don't" on a number of parking related issues.  It is hoped that this page will assist students and residents - making things easier for all and preventing problems from occurring.

The City of Oshkosh has an ordinance which prohibits parking, year around, from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. on all city streets where parking is allowed. The ordinance also makes provisions for the purchase of a Parking Permit, and under special circumstances, permission. To view the City of Oshkosh Municipal Code regarding the rules and regulations for parking, please click here and scroll to Section 27-26:

Parking by Permission

Persons may be granted permission to park their vehicles on city streets if they have overnight requests or for temporary construction considerations. Under normal circumstances, permission is only granted for three nights. Permission may be granted for a longer period of time under certain circumstances. Persons granted permission to park must call in each night their vehicle is on the street. When calling for permission you must provide the following information; make and color of the vehicle, license or VIN number of the vehicle. All overnight parking is also subject to the following regulations.

  • Signed "No Parking" areas.
  • Parking on the Even or Odd numbered sides of streets as determined by the calendar date before midnight.
  • Maximum of 3 nights without a permit in a 30-day period anywhere in the city, except for construction.
  • No permission for vehicles over 15,000 lbs., motor buses, truck tractors or trailers.
  • No permission will be granted after 2:00 a.m.

No permission during snow emergencies (this includes vehicles with permits).