Parking & Vehicle Storage
The Village of Union Grove has two downtown parking lots with free public parking! The north lot is the east side Vine St., between 10th and 11th Ave. The south lot is on Vine St., between 12th and 13th Ave. Just following the green “Public Parking” signs on Main St.! Note parking in the public lots is limited to 24 hours.
Between November 15 and March 15, overnight parking is allowed only on one side of the streets between 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. On nights bearing an even calendar date (after midnight), parking can only be on the even-numbered side of the street. On nights bearing an odd calendar date (after midnight), parking can only be on the odd-numbered side of the street. Note there are occasions which require parking on the odd-numbered side of the street on consecutive nights (such as December 31–January 1).
Alternate side parking is enforced on all Village streets, except Main St. where there is no overnight parking. Motorists who fail to observe these regulations may be fined, and their vehicles may be towed.
Vehicles may not be parked in any public street or public parking lot for a period of more than 24 consecutive hours.
A snow emergency (or winter storm emergency) may be declared by the Village due to snow accumulation of 3 inches or more or ice accumulation of 1/8 inch or more during any 24 hour period. Snow emergencies are announced on the Village website and local television news outlets. When a snow emergency has been declared, no person may park, stop, or leave standing any vehicle upon any public street, highway, or alley within the Village for the duration of the snow emergency, except for vehicles loading or unloading passengers or property for a period not to exceed 15 minutes and provided that no other parking restriction is violated thereby. This paragraph does not apply to physicians on emergency calls. Any vehicle parked on any public right-of-way during a winter storm emergency may be towed and the vehicle’s owner will be responsible for the costs of towing and storing the vehicle. Additionally, or in lieu of towing, the vehicle’s owner may be cited, with all towing and storage costs, if any, added to the forfeiture.
No person may leave unattended any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer or mobile home on any public street or highway or public or private property, for such time and under such circumstances as to cause the vehicle to reasonably appear to have been abandoned. When any such vehicle has been left unattended within the Village for more than 48 hours, the vehicle is deemed abandoned and constitutes a public nuisance.
Village ordinances recognize recreational vehicles as boats and trailers, snowmobiles and their trailers, minibikes or trailbikes and their trailers and unoccupied tent-campers, motor homes and travel trailers. These items may only be kept in the rear or side yard of the property (or indoors). No other vehicular equipment of a commercial or industrial nature, can be parked or stored for more than two consecutive hours and four accumulated hours during any 24-hour period on any lot in any zoning district, except business and industrial districts.
Equipment used in a farm operation, such as farm tractors, plows, farm plows, seeders, combines, cultivators, trucks owned and used by the farmer in the operation of the farm, etc., may be parked or stored outdoors in the A-1 Agricultural zoned district.