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Street sweeping in the City

Street sweeping in the City

Everything you need to know about the program, and when we clean streets in your neighborhood.

Find out when we clean your street

You can search our online database. If you can’t find your street in the database, try to use a partial spelling (for example: WASH instead of N WASHINGTON). You can also download the whole street cleaning scheduleWe also group streets by Public Works district yards, and we may list your street under a different neighborhood. If you still can’t find your street, please contact us so we can add your street to our database.

When street sweeping happens during the year

The Daytime Street Cleaning Program runs from April 1 to November 30 in most Boston neighborhoods. Check the posted street sweeping signs on your street for the schedule and parking restrictions. Daytime street sweeping continues into the winter in the North End, South End, and Beacon Hill. The program stops on December 31 and starts up again on March 1.

Sign up for alerts from the City

Search for your street in our database. After you find your street, we will give you an option to sign up for our No-Tow reminder service with your email. If the City’s website or the email we send you is different from the posted street sweeping sign, always obey the posted street sign.

Nighttime Street sweeping

We run our Nighttime Street Cleaning Program all year to clean main roads, arterials, and commercial roads. If you don’t see any months on a posted street sweeping sign, parking restrictions are in place year-round.

The fifth week of the month

Streets cleaned every week are also cleaned on the fifth week of the month. If we clean your street every other week, parking restrictions aren’t enforced in the fifth week. Please always check the posted street sweeping sign on the street.

Other Street Sweeping Info

We don’t cancel street sweeping because of rain. Please check with 311 for information on any street sweeping cancellations. On City holidays, we suspend street sweeping during the day, but we still sweep streets at night. On the weekends, we sweep some streets at night. Please always check posted street sweeping signs for information. If you still have questions, please contact 311.

Still have questions? Contact:
Public Works
617-635-4900
1 City Hall Square
Room 714
Boston, MA 02201-2024
United States
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