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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Reminder- Please Sign Up for TC SIREN Alert System!


Reminder- Please Sign Up for TC SIREN Alert System! 

As we look ahead to winter weather the city would like to remind residents and those parking on downtown streets to stay safe and be aware of the potential for enactment of Odd/ Even parking. 

To facilitate clearing of snow to the curbline or pavement edge the City of Ithaca has adopted an Odd/Even parking schedule. Until the past few years, the Odd/Even parking rules were in effect continuously from November 1st to April 1st whether there was snow or not. Recently, the City began implementing the Odd/Even rules only when needed for snow removal. 

The City of Ithaca utilizes TC SIRENor Tompkins County Safety & Incident Real-Time Emergency Notifications, as our official emergency notification system to communicate with the community during emergencies, and during enactment of Odd/ Even parking. TC SIREN is a free service that allows individuals to receive alerts sent from local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies. Additionally, an alert will be posted on the city's website and social media accounts to notify of the enactment of Odd/ Even Parking.

Please consider subscribing to these following lists in TC SIREN:

  • Odd/Even Parking Notifications
  • Emergency Alerts
  • Construction Updates
  • Water Notifications
  • Street Cleaning Notifications
  • Potential Ice Jams
  • Activation of Emergency Snow Routes

SIREN allows residents to receive alerts via phone, text, and email, and answer poll questions that will give local officials critical information during emergency situations.   

There are several ways to sign-up:

SIREN Web Portal
Simply click on this link and follow the instructions to provide your information:

Text SIREN to 67283

Alternative Methods
You can contact the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response at (607) 266-2633, or email

Find a list of frequently asked questions about Tompkins County SIREN.

Please remember, we can only alert you of an emergency or inform you of important happenings if we have your correct contact information, so please sign up today and ensure your contact information is kept up-to-date.

FAQs about snow plowing operations in the city

If you have any additional questions about TC SIREN, or Odd/ Even parking, please contact Melody Faraday, Public Information Specialist, at 

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