Citizens Asked to Move RVs, Boats & Trailers

Moving these vehicles necessary for Snow Season operations

Marlene Feist, Public Works & Utilities, (509) 625-6505


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:18 p.m.


As part of the implementation of the City of Spokane’s revamped snow response plan, an emphasis is under way to get recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers out of on-street parking and into an appropriate winter storage location.

These vehicles need to be moved by Nov. 15, which is the official start of the City’s snow season. They may be towed if they aren’t moved by that date.

“Responding to snow requires a collaboration between the City and its citizens,” says Gary Kaesemeyer, the City’s Street Director. “Recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers can be large obstacles that make it difficult for our plow drivers to effectively move snow.”

“We are starting to provide informational notices on the vehicles now in advance of snow season, while there is time to find an alternate parking location,” says Heather Trautman, the City’s Director of Neighborhood Services & Code Enforcement.

In response to citizen concerns, the City is revamping its snow response plan for the 2017-2018 Snow Season.  Citizens and businesses will see:

  • More plowing, sooner.
  • More equipment and people available for snow removal.
  • Quicker completion of the full-City plow during heavier snowfalls of about three days.
  • Piloting of new equipment to minimize driveway berms.
  • Greater emphasis on plowing snow away from sidewalks.
  • Simplified seasonal parking rules and more emphasis on clearing sidewalks.

More information on the City’s snow response plan is available on the City’s web site.