The City of Syracuse Department of Public Works (DPW) announced new seasonal odd and even parking restrictions in parts of downtown Syracuse scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. On certain blocks, opportunities for overnight on-street parking will alternate and be limited to one side at certain hours.  This will allow snow plows to effectively clear the streets unobstructed by parked cars between the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The change will create easier and safer access routes for vehicles and pedestrians throughout the business district during the winter season.

The changes are being made to allow street plows to better meet the access needs of downtown for residents, visitors, employees, and service vehicles, and to ensure downtown residents and visitors have clear instruction on where parking will be allowed on public streets, reducing the need for ticketing and towing. This past fall, representatives from the City worked with the Downtown Committee to gather public input on the changes from area businesses, residents and building owners.

“This is a change that will make it safer and easier to visit, shop and do business downtown. It’s something property owners and people who frequent downtown have been asking for,” said Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh. “We want to get the word out now, so people can be prepared when enforcement begins in the New Year.”

The seasonal restrictions will apply on the following blocks, which DPW Snow and Ice crews identified as the most problematic areas to clear snow to the curb line. New signs will be installed along each street, marking the parking changes and listing the hours for alternate parking:

Near Hanover Square

  • 100 & 200 blocks of Erie Blvd E.
  • 100 & 200 blocks of E. Water St.
  • 100 & 200 blocks of S. Warren St.

Near M. Lemp Park and the Galleries

  • 300 & 400 blocks of S. Warren St.

Near City Hall

  • 100 & 300 blocks of Montgomery St.

Near the OnCenter and Equitable Plaza

  • 100 & 200 blocks of Madison St.

Near the Landmark Theatre and Barclay Damon building

  • 100 & 200 blocks of E. Jefferson St.
  • 100 block of W. Jefferson St.

Registered vehicle owners found in violation of the restrictions after the initial two-week grace period in January may be subject to ticketing and towing. For more information on downtown parking options, including options for overnight parking, please see the Downtown Parking brochure at  or contact the Downtown Committee at 315-422-8284 or,. Restrictions will remain in place for future winter seasons, with a start date of Nov. 1 and end date of Apr. 1.

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