Minneapolis leaders ban truck parking with fines beginning in 2022

July 28, 2021

The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday, July 23, to enact a ban on truck parking within the city limits. The ordinance passed by a 12-1 vote.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, any vehicle weighing more than 26,000 pounds or with a registered gross weight over 26,000 pounds will not be allowed to “stop, stand or park on any street” in the city unless the vehicles meet the following conditions:

  • The truck is “actually and expeditiously engaged in the loading or unloading” of people or materials.
  • The truck is stopped or parked at the direction of a police officer or traffic control agent.
  • The truck is in a zone with signage authorizing parking of vehicles of increased weights.