Parking Regulations

Parking is not permitted:

  • In the downtown business district from 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Semi tractors and/or trailers on any city street, which includes the business park, or public parking lots.
  • Library parking lot between the hours of 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., this includes the side parking area on N. Washington Street
  • Across a sidewalk or on terraces ( the area between the street and sidewalk)
  • All other locations where signs are posted.
  • Parking Limitations:

  • Westside School: "No parking 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during scheduled school days" on W. Page Street, Van Buren Street, and Sunset Drive, both sides of the street. "No parking here to corner" on the north side of W. Jefferson Street between Olsen and Sunset Drive.
  • Jackson Elementary School: "No parking 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. during scheduled school days" on the east side of North Jackson Street.
  • From 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. two hour parking is permitted in the downtown business district.
  • Recreation vehicles and motor homes are not allowed on any street for more than three hours and only while the vehicle is being unloaded or loaded.
  • 25 Hour Limitation: No person, firm or corporation shall park or leave standing any automobile, truck, tractor, trailer or vehicle of any description on any public street or public parking lot, owned by the City in the City for a period of 25 or more consecutive hours in the same location at any time, except that where more restrictive parking limits have been established, the more restrictive limits shall apply.
  • Seasonal Parking Regulations:

  • Parking or leaving standing of any vehicle on any street in the City is prohibited when the National Weather Service has issued any of the following winter storm messages which are in effect for our area; winter weather advisory, winter storm warning or blizzard warning.  These parking restrictions will remain in effect for a period of 12 hours after the expiration of the winter storm message.
  • April 15th – August 15th, parking is prohibited on the south side of W. Centralia Street from Park Street to Devendorf Street by the baseball diamonds.
  • Parking Ticket Fines:

  • Parking fines are $20 except for handicap parking which is $75. Those fees will increase to $40 and $125 respectively if not paid within ten days. If the fine is still not paid within 30 days, the fine will increase to $80 and $200 respectively. If parking tickets are not paid, the vehicle registration is subject to being suspended by the State of Wisconsin for an additional $5 fee charged to the owner. When your vehicle registration is suspended, you are unable to renew your vehicle registration and may be stopped and cited for operating a vehicle with suspended registration.
  • Parking Violations May Be Paid By The Following Methods:

  • In person at the Elkhorn Police Department Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • By mail
  • In the drop boxes located at the Elkhorn Police Department, City Hall and on the corner of E. Walworth St. and N. Wisconsin St.
  • By credit card, (800)272-9829 (use jurisdictional code of 5869) or www.officialpayments.com. People paying by credit card must call the police department with a confirmation number or the ticket will not be credited. There is a service fee for this method of payment.
  • In order to check on the status of a parking ticket, you will need to call the Elkhorn Police Department during normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Please be able to provide either the ticket number or the license plate of the vehicle that received the ticket. Any questions regarding parking can be directed to Secretary Boeger at (262)723-2210.