Street Maintenance

The City and County of Denver is responsible for repairs and improvements of public streets and sidewalks such as pothole patching, paving and grading of unimproved streets and alleys, curb and gutter repairs, and curb ramps as well maintenance tasks such as street sweeping and snow removal.

Snow Removal

Main streets, or most streets with stripes, are the priority for Public Works and our largest plows. These are the streets that carry most of the city’s traffic as well as emergency vehicles and public transportation.

Public Works may use anti-icer and de-icer to improve the condition of the roads, both when snow starts to fall, and after snow has accumulated on the pavement. De-icing may be accomplished with the use of “Ice Slicer,” a dry, naturally mined mix of chlorides or with liquid magnesium chloride (often referred to simply as "Mag Chloride").

For up-to-date information on Denver Public Works' snow plan, please visit, www.DenverSnowPlan.com.

Street Sweeping

Residential streets are swept once a month from April through November. Because we can't sweep under parked cars, we need your cooperation to move your car on sweeping day.  Street sweeping schedules are posted on residential signs which designate the sweeping day for each side of the block.


  • Street sweeping reduces air and water pollution.
  • Last year, street sweeping crews swept 109,953 lane miles of Denver streets and collected 52,708 cubic yards of debris. 
  • Street sweepers are 10.6 feet high and dump trucks are 12 feet high; low hanging branches present obstructions and residents should trim trees back to 13 1/2 feet above the street and alley.
  • In order to help the sweepers go through smoothly, residents should remove items from the curb on street sweeping days. 

Request Repairs, Maintenance, or Cleanup

Report street and sidewalk problems to 311 using our online help form.

Report problems like: 

  • Potholes / Sinkholes
  • Ice on streets or sidewalks
  • Debris on the street
  • Icy sidewalks

Denver 311 Help Center
Call 3-1-1
Outside Denver Call (720) 913-1311
Emergencies: 911
TTY Service: 720-913-8479
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