When plowing operations are underway, an emergency parking ban will go into effect. This applies to all Urbandale streets. Vehicles must be removed from the street until the snow is cleared from curb to curb. If a vehicle is not removed from the street it may be ticketed. The cost of a snow ordinance ticket is $35. The City of Urbandale notifies a number of local television and radio stations regarding the emergency parking ban. Alerts will be posted on this website and on social media, or you can call 515-278-3950 during business hours to find out if the ban has been put into effect. You can also like us on Facebook for emergency parking ban notifications. It is best to plan ahead and assume that if more than one inch of snow has been forecast, it is necessary that your street be plowed and vehicles must be parked elsewhere.