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Posted on: March 14, 2023

SSPD Targets Habitual Violators & Illegally Parked Vehicles

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 14, 2023-The Steamboat Springs Police Department (SSPD) is cracking down on habitual parking violators and illegal parking throughout the city. Winter parking restrictions remain in effect through April 30. 

“We all have to work together to keep our streets clear and safe for travel and we’re asking for your help,” said Interim Police Chief Mark Beckett. “Code enforcement issues warnings and citations for illegal parking, but unfortunately we’ve reached a point where we’ve had to move to towing.” 

Illegal parking often results in poor plowing, partial or full lane blockage, and hazards to pedestrians. The streets crews have had ongoing struggles keeping some streets clear of snow because of illegal parking during this especially plentiful winter snow season. 

Vehicles found to be in violation and/or that are impeding the safe use of the roadways are being towed. This week, illegally parked vehicles on Park Avenue caused the street to go unplowed and forced traffic to use only one lane. School buses were struggling just to get down the street and several near collisions were witnessed as SSPD officers waited for the tow truck. 

To expedite snow removal efforts during the season, winter parking is prohibited on city streets and shoulders during the following hours from November 1 through April 30:


Restricted Hours – No Overnight

Lincoln Avenue

Stockbridge Transit Center

Ski Time Square

Anglers Drive area & south to city limits:

All Other Areas:

               3:00 am - 6:00 am

               2:30 am - 6:00 am

               3:00 am - 6:00 am

              Midnight - 8:00 am

               2:00 am - 8:00 am

 Vehicles may be ticketed if left on city right-of-way within the restricted hours and/or towed during snowplow operations. Should a parking citation be issued, tickets can be paid online


Mark Beckett, Interim Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
Rich Brown, Interim Commander, 970.879.4344 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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