ROCKLAND, Maine — The city’s overnight parking ban will begin Dec.1.
The ban prohibits vehicles from parking on the side of public roads, on sidewalks or in any municipal-owned parking lot from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. until April 1.
The ban is enacted to allow snow removal to occur. The city will ticket violators and can have the vehicles towed at the owners’ expense.
The exception for parking in municipal lots is for people who have permits to park in designated spaces between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Those lots include the Thorndike lot, and the lots at Buoy and Harbor parks.
The permit costs $25 and can be obtained from the city clerk’s office at 270 Pleasant St.