Ticketing and Towing Info
Note: Information relative to towed vehicles should be requested from the Police Department Information Desk at (605) 367-7212.
The ticketing and towing of vehicles from emergency snow routes after two inches of snow has fallen, or on all other streets during a snow alert, is the only effective method of completely eliminating snow from the streets of Sioux Falls. If cars are left and plowed around, the snow surrounding the cars turns to ice and subsequent snowfalls create a hazard to the traveling public, plow operators, and equipment. When the plow strikes this ice, it either suddenly stops the plow or forces it to skip over the obstacle.
Therefore, any vehicle that is parked on an emergency snow route after two inches of snow has fallen, or parked in violation of Zone 1, 2, or 3 parking regulations during a snow alert, is subject to ticketing and towing at the owner's expense. The towing is done by a City-authorized towing company and will be monitored by the Police Department and City of Sioux Fall Public Parking personnel, who will issue a citation for unlawful parking. The Street Division does not have information relative to towed vehicles. This information can be requested from the Police Department Information Desk at (605) 367-7212.
Ticketing and Towing Policies and Procedures
The fine for parking on an emergency snow route after two inches of snow has fallen, or parking in violation of Zone 1, 2, or 3 parking regulations during a snow alert, is $35 and increases to $70 if not paid after seven days without filing an appeal, or more than 48 hours after a hearing officer's decision.
You may pay online:
Go to Online Payment Site Siouxfalls.gov/parking
You may call:
You may pay by mail:
PO BOX 2318
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2318
You may pay in person:
City Hall Ground Floor
224 W 9th Street
Sioux Falls SD 57104
Any First PREMIER Bank Location
For more information or instructions on how to appeal a parking ticket, call the Public Parking Office at (605) 367-8170.
The main concern of the City is removal of vehicles from the street to facilitate snow removal and emergency operations. The amount charged by the towing companies for removal and storage of vehicles is set by contract. However, additional charges may be added by the towing company for other costs.