Snow Removal


Listed below are Boonton’s ordinances related to inclement weather, parking and the removal of snow / ice.

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Snow Parking - (Full rules visit: §201-29)

  • During snow storms, those who only have access to on-street parking may park in municipally-owned lots including the Town Hall parking lot, the KIWANIS lot, the Plane Street lot, the Bider lot (off Cornelia Street), and the 287 ramp parking lot. Please remove your vehicles within 24 hours of the end of the storm.
  • On-street  parking is PROHIBITED between 10:00pm and 6:00am, prevailing time, when  the streets are covered with at least three inches of snow.  Snow is  measured by the Shift Commander of the Boonton Police Department on the  walkway in front of the flagpole at Town Hall on the Washington Street  side.  
  • Parking is prohibited for eight hours after the precipitation ends.  

Removal of Snow-Covered & Plowed in Vehicles - (Full rules visit: §201-30)

  • Parking is prohibited beyond 24 hours after the street has been plowed of snow.   
  • The Police Department is authorized to have vehicles removed upon  expiration of the 24 hours.  
  • Evidence of an unmoved vehicle is it being  covered by snow and/or plowed-in with no indication that its tires have  run through the plowed or covering snow.

Snow & Ice Removal - (Full rules visit: Article VI)

  • Removing  snow and ice keeps our sidewalks safe for walking during winter.  If  you are the owner or caretaker of a house, building or lot where there  is a sidewalk, you must clear a three foot wide path for the entire  length of the sidewalk within the first 12 hours of daylight after it  stops snowing.
  • Sidewalks must be kept clear of ice or made safe by covering the ice with sand or salt.
  • It is illegal to displace your snow or ice onto the road or another’s sidewalk or property.  Fines will be issued for each day these rules are  not adhered to.  If the Boonton Department of Public Works must clear a  sidewalk where an owner or caretaker has not, a lien will be placed  against the property.

Thank You

Thank you for your cooperation in making  Boonton a safer place, especially during inclement weather.  Please direct all questions regarding the above ordinances to the Boonton Police Department at (973) 402-9371.