Each year between Dec. 1 and March 31, Brookfield imposes parking restrictions on our streets whenever there’s a snowfall of 2 or more inches. With the village’s narrow residential streets, it’s essential for efficient snow removal that people make sure their vehicles are parked on the correct of the street for the 48-hour period after the village has announced its snow parking regulations are in effect.
There are multiple ways to receive notification that the 2-inch snow parking restrictions are in effect. First, you can call the village’s Snow Hot Line at 708-387-SNOW. Residents are also encouraged to sign up for phone and electronic notification through the village’s Everbridge Alert Platform.
You can sign up for alerts by clicking the button on the home page of the village’s website at brookfieldil.gov and choose how you want to be notified -- via your home phone, cellphone, text message, email and more. You can choose more than one delivery option and customize the times of day/night you wish to receive alerts!
By signing up for alerts or calling the Snow Hot Line, you can find out immediately when the snow parking restrictions go into effect.
Signs on your block will let you know which side of street you can park on during snow emergencies. What they’ll indicate is that no parking is permitted on the north and west sides of the street between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. No parking is permitted on the south and east sides of the street between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
A snow emergency period lasts 48 hours from the time it’s announced and is in effect for the entire period, including after snow is plowed on your street. Getting automatic notification via the village’s Alert Platform or calling the Snow Hot Line will ensure you’ll know when it’s time to move your vehicles and when the snow parking restrictions have been lifted.