Snow Center

The City of Boston prepares year-round to ensure that residents are safe from snow, ice and extreme cold. Help us by looking out for your neighbors, particularly the elderly and disabled. Follow the rules and guidelines on snow removal, parking and cold weather safety. Thank you for being patient as crews work in tough conditions to clear roads, ease traffic and collect trash and recycling.

Call us anytime if you have any questions or are in need of services at the Mayor's 24-hour hotline at 617-635-4500.

Snow Emergency & Parking Ban:

(Not in effect)


Open Friday, January 30th, 2015. See for more information.


 Please see schedule: More InformationReport Missed Pickup

Community Centers: All centers will be open until 6 PM Thursday, 1/29.

Libraries: Open. See for more information.

City Hall/Municipal Offices: Open

City Employees: N/A

Parking Meters: Normal rules are in effect.

Tow Lot: Normal hours; for towed vehicles contact 617-635-3900.

MBTA: Operating as normal. See or call 617-222-3200

Courts: ​​Operating as normal. See or Sign Up for Court Closure Alerts

Special Events/Other: N/A

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Last Updated: 1/29/2015 - 9:16 AM

Service Requests

 Parking Information

During declared snow emergency, no parking is allowed on major arterials. Find alternative parking options.
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 Shoveling & Snow Removal

Commercial and residential property owners are responsible for snow removal from sidewalks.
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Winter House (25) Home Heating & Safety

Resources on fuel assistance & heating. We also provide tips for avoiding frozen water pipes and preventing carbon monoxide poisoning.
Heating Resources »
Cold Weather Safety »

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    Cold Weather Safety & Resources

    • Utilities

      If any areas are without power, residents should call their utility company to report outages. They can also call the Mayor's 24 Hour Constituent Service at 617-635-4500 with concerns or questions.

      Phone Numbers

      Fuel Assistance

      Frequently Asked Questions About Home Heating

    • Safety

      Please remember to take precautions during extreme weather. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 directly.



      Carbon Monoxide


    • Homeless

      The City of Boston recognizes that winter storms and extreme cold weather place homeless people who suffer from medical/behavioral health problems may be particularly at risk if they are exposed to extreme weather conditions.

      Please be vigilant and dial 911 if you suspect an individual is suffering from hypothermia, frostbite, or is in need of services.

      Homeless Resources

      More Information from the BPHC

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