All across the Berkshires  Winter Parking Bans have been in effect including the city of Pittsfield, what that means is that anyone parked overnight on a city street is subject to a fine.

The city of Pittsfield  in a press release states:

In celebration of the holiday season, the City of Pittsfield is pleased to announce the addition of more free parking days to its existing holiday parking schedule.

The current schedule through the end of December 2018 includes free parking for Christmas Eve and Christmas.  The additions include “Free Parking Fridays” 21st and 28th. There will also be a week of free parking starting Dec. 17 through Dec. 21.

The winter parking restrictions took effect Dec. 1st and run through March 31st. Violators will be fined $50.

Beginning Dec. 1, overnight parking restrictions are in effect now through the end of March 2019. Parking is prohibited on any city street, sidewalk, or tree-line between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to ensure that streets are properly, plowed, and sanded.

If a snow emergency is declared, vehicles may park in the 3-hour only public parking spaces at the Columbus Street garage and on the fourth floor at the McKay Street garage between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

During such an event, no vehicles will be permitted to park in any open, municipal parking lot between the hours of 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. to facilitate snow removal and sanding.

In the case of a declared snow emergency, police said, vehicles obstructing plows will be towed at the owner’s expense.

As always, parking in the city is free in the evenings and weekends.

For more information, please call Roberta McCulloch-Dews, Director of Administrative Services, Mayor’s Office, at 413-499-9322.

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