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The city of San Diego operates a street sweeping program, which not only keeps the streets clean but helps improve the water quality throughout the city. Approximately 2,700 miles of San Diego streets currently participate in the program. Read the parking signs carefully to make sure you’re not parked during street sweeping hours and use a map to learn when street sweeping occurs.

How does San Diego street sweeping work?

There are two different street sweeping programs in San Diego. One operates in residential neighborhoods, while the other operates on commercial streets. The street sweeper comes out to residential neighborhoods once a month, while they operate on commercial streets once a week.

For two hours, parking is not permitted on street sweeping days. Expect to park somewhere else to allow easy access for the sweepers. If not, you’ll receive a parking ticket of $62.50. Check out the street sweeping routes ahead of time, and plan your parking accordingly.

What time is street sweeping in San Diego?

To find out when street sweeping occurs in each San Diego district, visit this street sweeping map:

There is no exception to the two-hour ‘no parking’ limit during street sweeping days. Even if the street sweeper passes, you can still receive a parking ticket if you’re parked within the two hours stated on the sign. Sometimes, the street sweeper comes back for a second round before the job is considered done.

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Better yet, head to this interactive street cleaning map to find out exactly when street cleaning occurs near you or download the Spot Angels app to receive real-time alerts when you need to move your car.

Is it legal to park after the street sweeper passes?

It is never legal to park after the street sweeper passes in San Diego and tickets have been left on the windshields of drivers who have seen the sweeper pass with their own eyes.

What kinds of signs should I look for?

If you see a sign like the one below, make sure you didn’t park on a street sweeping day. Additionally, busy street sweeping routes may only be marked with ‘No Parking’ signs and not mention street cleaning at all. Make sure you’re aware of the street sweeping route near you by typing your address into this street sweeping map.

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No parking due to street sweeping

How much does a street sweeping ticket cost?

If your car is blocking the street sweeper, you’ll receive a parking ticket of $62.50, and the fine goes up after 21 days. Avoid adding unexpected costs to your monthly budget by reading each parking sign carefully. You can pay your ticket online with a Mastercard, VISA, or Discover credit card.

San Diego street sweeping Holiday Schedule

Don’t worry! On nationally recognized holidays parking officers take a break from issuing parking tickets on street sweeping days. They actually take a break from street sweeping altogether. Which means that you can disregard the ‘no parking’ sign if the street sweeping falls on a holiday. Yippie! 

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View San Diego Street Sweeping Map

Start DateParking HolidayEnd Date
2024-01-01New Year's Day2024-01-01
2024-01-15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day2024-01-15
2024-02-19Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day)2024-02-19
2024-04-01Cesar Chavez Day(Observed)2024-04-01
2024-05-27Memorial Day2024-05-27
2024-07-04Independence Day2024-07-04
2024-09-02Labor Day2024-09-02
2024-11-11Veterans day2024-11-11
2024-11-28Thanksgiving Day2024-11-28
2024-12-25Christmas Day2024-12-25

1 Comment

  1. Hi Spot Angels,

    Unfortunately, the San Diego Street Sweeping matter isn’t operating exactly as your website suggests. GPS data indicates that in thousands (perhaps hundreds of thousands by now) of instances street sweepers made no attempt to sweep streets in areas of San Diego while they still issued citations for not providing the promised services. It is unlawful to charge a fee/fine for a service not provided.

    Parking Administration will say that isn’t the case, however, lawyers disagree. Parking Administration actively — and often harassingly — doles out misinformation disregarding “fact” and law. They arbitrarily make up “rules” to suit their agenda. These statements are based on my personal experiences with them.

    Are you aware that Stormwater Street sweeping parking enforcement officer, Mc Gough ID #21319 (and perhaps others) selectively fail to place citations on “certain” vehicles, not because he is concerned for his safety but for other reasons as there is a pattern.

    When citations are selectively “secretly issued” as Mc Gough ID#: 21319 does the registered vehicle owners are unaware that they have received citations. More importantly perhaps, is that not placing Street Sweeping citations on vehicles is a violation of California Vehicle Code 40202.

    Another issue is the fact that the city violates its own rules. The city’s website lists the “DAY” of street sweeping as “MONDAY.”

    The posted signs (which are improperly placed as they are not at the intersection of certain streets per placement requirements) in this matter read: Monday – Friday.

    So, street sweeping citations are being “secretly issued” on day(s) other than the day the city alleges it performs street sweeping.

    Additionally, the signage confuses folks. Some folks think the sign reads: “Monday through Friday” while others think it reads: “Monday AND Friday”. The signs should be redone.

    Worth mentioning, NO street sweeping was done this past Friday, June 14, 2024. I don’t expect you to take my word for anything so, I have camera footage.

    The city is telling folks to move their cars, in an area where parking is challenging, and then failing to provide the promised service. WHY?

    As for the alleged after-the-fact notices the city mails, some folks say they have never received them. Others say that by the time they received them the window to appeal had already passed.

    I personally interviewed and recorded Mc Gough “Secretly” issuing citations to certain “types” of vehicles.

    The reason I’m covering this issue is because I discovered a citation on my windshield one morning. When I got online to pay it I learned that that was the fifth citation. I had no idea I had any other citations. Had Mc Gough ID #: 21319 NOT placed that 5th citation on my vehicle I would have never know I had 5 citations and the city of San Diego could have impounded and sold my vehicle.

    Parking Administration alleges that it mails folks “a notice” regarding citations. A lot of folks say they never receive a notice.

    When Parking Administration mails a notice to an incorrect or previous address the Post Office returns the notice to Parking Administration. Rather than make a note that the vehicle owner never received the citation and attempt to contact the vehicle owner another way (It’s easy to do) Parking Administration shreds the notices.

    Parking Administration doesn’t require Parking Enforcement folks to take photos of citations placed on the vehicle so there is no way to know if in fact a copy of the citation was actually placed on the vehicle and in 4 out of 5 instances, Mc Gough selectively chose to NOT place a citation on my vehicle. And again, I have camera footage confirming Mc Gough ID#: 21319 does this to other vehicles.

    Interestingly, despite the fact that NOT placing a citation on a vehicle is a violation of CA Vehicle Code 40202, Mc Gough ID#:21319 appears confident that there will be no consequences for his selective, “SECRET” citing of older vehicles that appear as though there may be, in Mc Gough’s words, “someone inside.”

    I have spoken with residents in the Pacific Beach/Mission Beach area regarding their street sweeping experience and I will tell you that this is no small matter.

    You’re welcome to watch the video I produced regarding this matter. I’m currently working on Part 2 which will be posted sometime this coming week.

    I’m not entirely clear how Spot Angels is affiliated with the Stormwater Street Sweeping Division, Parking Administration and the City of San Diego but if it is your intention or role to inform the public about the facts regarding this matter you’re going to need to do better.

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