Parking bans for spring street cleaning start next week and vehicles not removed will be tagged and towed.

City crews will begin removing winter gravel and debris from the roads Monday in preparation for spring. Towing and parking bans will be in place in some areas and will be enforced.

If a parking ban is in effect, any vehicle that has not been removed from the area will be tagged and towed to a nearby road if space is available, or to the City of Calgary's impound lot.

Vehicles will only be tagged and towed if a parking ban is in effect.

The parking ban signs are the small, three-feet-high signs that have the 'No Parking' symbol on them and not the large street cleaning schedule signs.

The City of Calgary's roads department will pay for the towing but the vehicle owner will pay the parking ticket and impound fee, if applicable.

If parking has not been banned but the street cleaning signs are up, crews will sweep around vehicles.

According to the City, crews will not return to sweep the streets again so it's important to move vehicles even when there is no penalty for not doing so.

For more information on the City's Spring Clean-up program, head to the program website or call 311.