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Darlington alternate parking underway
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DARLINGTON — In anticipation of the winter season, the City of Darlington Police Department wishes to remind Darlington residents and visitors of parking restrictions that went into effect Nov. 1. 

The city’s alternate side street parking ordinance requires those who park on the street to alternate from one side to the other every morning. Vehicles must be parked on the odd-numbered side of the streets on odd dates and on the even-numbered side of the streets on even dates. 

The ordinance will be enforced every morning between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. Residents need to be mindful of what the date will be during enforcement hours and not what the date is when they park their car to retire for the evening before midnight.

Officers want residents to know the first offense will result in a $10 fine, while second and subsequent offenses will result in $20 fines. 

Officers will issue warnings until the first snow event occurs so residents can get themselves back into the alternate parking routine. Afterward, the ordinance will be strictly enforced, regardless of existing weather conditions, because even on nice days the street crews may be working to widen streets or engaging in other snow removal efforts from prior snow events.

Officers wish to encourage residents who have off-street parking to use it in order to make way for snow removal equipment. Visit the police links at to learn more about this and other issues concerning parking throughout the city. ​