Carmel's Snow Removal Policy

City of Carmel – Snow Removal Policy


  • Up to 3” of Snow
    • The City salts and/or plows only main streets such as Rangeline Road, Main Street, Gray Road, Spring Mill Road, 116th Street, etc., and secondary streets such as Brookshire Parkway, Lakeshore Drive East and West, Adios Pass, Avian Way, etc.
  • 3” or More of Snow
    • Main and secondary streets are salted and/or plowed as the snow falls. After the majority of the snowing, blowing, or sleeting has ceased; a complete city plow is started with every street in the City being plowed.  (Cul-de-sacs are not ALWAYS plowed out completely.  This is usually only done when the snowfall is considerably more than 3”.)  Salting is routinely done only on main and secondary streets.  Bridges, hills and intersections are salted as needed.
    • It takes approximately 24 hours to plow all 450 miles of streets and over 1,100 cul-de-sacs in the City of Carmel.
  • If your mailbox has been damaged by Carmel snow plows, please contact the Street Department at 317-733-2001 to arrange for a replacement.