Frequently Asked Questions

What are the local parking rules?
71.05 Parking Time Limit.

It is unlawful for any person to stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle or trailer upon any street for a continuous period in excess of 24 hours.

71.06  Parking House Trailer or Motor Home; Permit Required.

No person shall leave or park a house trailer or motor home on any street or the right-of-way thereof, except on written permit from the Chief of Police.

71.07  Truck Parking Restricted.

It shall be unlawful for any truck having tandem axles, including a tractor or tractor-trailer combination, to park on streets zoned residential, except for the express purposes of loading or unloading at the specific residence.  The parking restriction on streets shall include the parking on the boulevard area.  Parking of tandem axle motor vehicles within residential area shall be acceptable, provided that it is contained entirely within the owner's or tenant's property and for a period not in excess of 72 hours, unless the vehicle is garaged.

How long can I park on Main Street?
Main Street parking is limited to two hours.  All vehicles must be off of Main Street between the hours of 02:00 AM and 05:00 AM.  These are the hours Main Street is cleaned and worked on.

Does Lakefield have a Snow Emergency Removal law?
Yes.  All motor vehicles, trailers, etc. most be off of all streets, avenues, roadway, and alleys for snow removal.  When the city of Lakefield receives 1 inch or more of snow all roadways most be clear of any type of vehicle until the Lakefield Street Department has cleaned the roadways from curb to curb.

What happens if I'm in violation of a parking ordinance?
The Lakefield Police Department has the authority to issue a citation and/or tow property at the owners expense.

Does the City of Lakefield have a burning ordinance?
The City of Lakefield does allow burning with certain restrictions.  You most get a permit from City Hall before you can burn.  A list of informational guidelines will be given once a permit is issued.  For a copy of the burning ordinance you need to contain the Lakefield Police Department.

In the event that a county wide burning ban is put into place not burning will be allowed in the City of Lakefield even with a Lakefield Burning Permit.

If you don't know if there is a county wide ban on burning you may contact the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at 1-507-847-4420.


City Ordinances may be found on the web page or by clicking on the link Ordinances