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Street Cleaning Map, Schedule & suspensions


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Your guide to Street Cleaning in Washington DC

Is Street Cleaning suspended today in Washington DC ?

No upcoming suspensions.

How does street cleaning work in Washington DC?

D.C.’s street cleaning program runs from March 1 to October 31. Drivers who park on streets during street sweeping hours until March 9 will only receive a warning ticket. After that, you have to pay the full amount of $45.

Each street has a street cleaning sign which indicates if the street cleaning program operates in the area. The sign will tell you which days and hours street sweepers are expected to pass. If you live in a residential neighborhood, you may recognize the small red ‘tint vacs’.

What time is street cleaning in Washington DC?

Street cleaning occurs throughout the day and depends on where you are in the city. Residential, commercial, and highly trafficked roads all operate on different hours. The easiest way to find out when street cleaning happens near you is to check out the D.C. street cleaning map.

Is it legal to park after the street sweeper passes?

“I saw the street sweeper pass two times already,” is not a good enough reason to move your car back to the street. Sometimes, a supervisor follows the cleaning truck and may request a second sweep.

Even if you see them pass before the two-hour time limit ends, they may come back for a second round to clear any leftovers. If you’re blocking their access, you may even get towed. Obeying the parking signs to a tee will help you avoid a parking ticket but also will make the job easier for street cleaning employees.

How much does a street cleaning ticket cost in Washington DC?

Street cleaning tickets in D.C. cost $45 and double after 30 days if they haven’t been paid.

Are there street cleaning holidays in Washington DC?

Even street sweepers enjoy holidays off. No need to move your car if the street cleaning hours happen to fall on a nationally recognized holiday.
Washington D.C. Street Cleaning Holidays:

New Year’s Day Observed - January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 21
Inauguration Day - January 20
Washington’s Day - February 18
DC Emancipation Day - April 16
Memorial Day - May 27
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - September 2
Columbus Day - October 14
Veterans Day Observed - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - November 28
Christmas Day - December 25

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