Because too much plowers put snow from the driveway on the side of the street and that cost too much when the city remove the snow from the street by truck. They want to know what kind of equipment we use and the sector we cover. I never heard about it before. I know that some city around here, like Montreal and Quebec, charged to customer a permit to allow to put the snow in the street before they clean the street or it's a fine. the permit must be in a window and visible for the city crew. if i remember it's something like 250 for a 2 car lot. the way they want handle it here, we gonna have to pay. Anyone pay for this and how much u pay ??