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, 41,335 cubic yards of debris was removed from 113,700 miles of Denver streets sweepers are 10.6 feet high and dump trucks are 12 feet high; low hanging branches present obstructions and residents should trim their 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. 

Avoid a costly parking ticket!

Residential streets are swept once a month from April through November. Because we can't sweep under parked cars, there's a parking ban on sweeping day for the side of the block being swept. If your car is parked on the side of the street being swept on parking day, it will be ticketed and may be relocated.

Know your block's sweeping schedule

Find your street sweeping schedule by checking the sign on your block. Once you know your schedule, you can sign up for email reminders.

Request Street 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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