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(Posted 02/12/24)


Parking Ban

 A Town-wide Snow Emergency Parking Ban will go into effect at midnight tonight, Tuesday, February 13, 2024, through 7am Wednesday, February, 2024.

Under this parking ban, NO VEHICLE MAY PARK  ON ANY ROADWAY in Town.

Also, please remove your garbage & recycling bins from the curb.

Parking Ban

Watertown Ordinance Sec. 30-125:

"It shall be unlawful at any time during the period of any snow emergency under the provisions of this division for the owner of a vehicle or person in whose name it is registered to allow, permit or suffer such vehicle to stand or park in any street, way, highway or parkway under the control of the town in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic or to hamper and interfere with the work of removing or plowing snow or removal of ice. However, a vehicle may be parked for no longer than five minutes for loading and unloading of passengers and no longer than 30 minutes for the loading and unloading of merchandise."

***The Watertown Police Department will be actively enforcing this parking ban.***

-- A violation of this ordinance may result in a $50 parking ticket or your vehicle being towed--

The Mosgrove Field parking lot on Davis Street may be used if any resident requires additional space to park vehicles.

(Posted 12/21/2023)


Sec. 30-126. - Winter parking ban.

It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any vehicle to park the vehicle on any street in the town between December 1 of each year and April 1 of the following year between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m.

The Watertown Police Department is actively enforcing this ordinance.  

It is important to keep your vehicles off the road so that Public Works can effectively do their job.

Parking Ban

(Posted 09/05/2023)

  As we enter September and National Preparedness Month, The Watertown Police Department would like to take a moment encourage the residents of Watertown to sign up for CT Alerts.

The CT ALERT - Emergency notification system (Powered by Everbridge), enables state and local 911 emergency communication centers to provide essential information quickly in a variety of emergency situations, such as severe weather events, fires, or locations with a heavy police presence. You can get these emergency alerts sent to you on any communication device that you use, such as your cell phone, email, text message, or certain hearing-impaired devices, just by providing your information, and keeping it updated. Registering with CT Alerts will allow you to receive both state and Watertown specific notifications.

     You may receive a text message notification and/or a phone call from the Watertown Police Department advising you of a critical incident in an effort to protect you before, during and after the event itself with specific information and/or instructions on how to proceed. Please take these notifications seriously, as they are only sent when there is potential jeopardy in public safety. In the event you do receive an emergency notification please refrain from calling the Watertown Police Department to determine the validity of the notification as our dispatchers are likely to become overcome with an influx of curious inquiries; please call only with information relative to the nature of the incident. This announcement is meant educate the community of the validity of the notifications in advance of receiving a notification.

To register for CT Alerts please click on the following link.


CTALERT Everbridge


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(Posted: 08/17/2023)

Please take a moment to watch the following Back to School Public Service Announcement from the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association and Connecticut Department of Transportation. 


(Posted: 02/01/2023)
No Parking

A friendly reminder from the Office of the Watertown fire Marshal.

A fire lane is defined as a marked lane near a structure that runs along the street. As every driver knows, parking in a fire lane is prohibited at all times in order to grant fire trucks and emergency vehicles unobstructed access to the structure in the event of an emergency. Don't be that person who blocks emergency personnel from doing their job.

For more information please visit:

The Watertown Fire Marshal's Office Facebook Page.


The Watertown Fire Marshal's Home page.

(Posted: 01/25/2023)

Attention business owners within the Town of Watertown, we are requesting you complete emergency contact information in the event the Police Department needs to get in touch with you outside of your business hours. The emergency contact information is a series of names and numbers that the Police Department can call for a variety of situations, the most common example being the activation of a commercial alarm at your establishment. 

Please include the following information to our Communication Center’s email address Communications@watertownctpd.org  

  • Company's name 
  • Company's address
  • Company's phone number
  • Management contact name and phone number
  • Alternative contact name and phone number 
  • Any other information you feel would be important for the Police Department to have. 

You may receive a follow up phone call from our Communication’s Center. Thank you for your continued cooperation.