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Scheduled Residential and Commercial Street Sweeping

Artist rendering of a street sweeping

DPW residential street sweeping program operates in densely-populated neighborhoods with high-volume pedestrian traffic. You can sign a petition to request residential street sweeping. The petition must be signed by at least 80% of a block’s residents indicating their agreement to honor the street-sweeping parking restrictions. Every year, between March and October, these sweepers operate along residential streets where signs are posted restricting parking during street sweeping hours. A $45 ticket may be issued for violating these restrictions.

Mechanical residential street sweeping is suspended during the winter because the sweepers emit a fine spray of water that can freeze and cause pedestrian and vehicular accidents.

Larger sweepers are used along freeways and main arterials, which are swept year-round, at night, depending on the temperature.


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Contact Phone: 
(202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm