Street sweeping in the City
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 schedule. We 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 always cancel street sweeping because of rain. Light rain can actually help our sweepers clean the streets. 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.