The pumpkins are still sitting on your porch. The holiday commercials have just started on the TV. The election is still 6 days away. And it has been cold enough in the last week to snow. What do all these things have in with each other? It's time for Grand Rapids seasonal parking restrictions.

And this year there are new rules. Mlive's "Sandy snow or not, Grand Rapids seasonal parking law to take effect"
breaks it down.

"For streets posted with odd/even parking signs, city ordinance prohibits parking on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. on even-numbered days. Parking on the side of the street with even-numbered addresses is prohibited from 1 a.m. to 6 p.m. on odd-numbered days. No matter what day it is, vehicles may be parked on either side of the street from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

So, basically, if the next day is an odd-numbered day, like Nov. 1, you'll want to make sure your vehicle is parking on the side of the street with odd-numbered addresses so that you're in compliance come 1 a.m. Nov. 1. And if the next day is an even-numbered day, like Nov. 2, you'll want to park your vehicle on the side of the street with even-numbered addresses."

Unless your street doesn't have one of these signs.

City of Grand Rapids

Take the city's advice: "“Before you go to bed, think ahead.”