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Last Updated: 2018-11-01

2018-2019 Residential Street Sweeping Schedule

Route | Map  Area  Date  Holiday
1           Map Fulton/38th Street 04/08/2019 - 04/19/2019
2           Map Church Hill 12/03/2018 - 12/14/2018
3           Map Highland Park 02/04/2019 - 02/15/2019
4           Map Northside/Ginter Park 02/18/2019 - 03/01/2019
5           Map Bellevue/Sherwood Park/Washington Park 01/21/2019 - 02/01/2019
6           Map Lower West End 01/07/2019 - 01/18/2019
7           Map Far West End 12/17/2018 - 01/04/2019 12/24, 12/25, 01/01
8           Map Bainbridge/Bellemeade/Davee Gardens 03/04/2019 - 03/15/2019
9           Map Woodland Heights/Swansboro/Westover Hills 03/18/2019 - 03/29/2019
10         Map Downtown/Carver/Newtowne/Millie Jones 11/13/2018 - 11/16/2018 11/12
11         Map The Fan 11/19/2018 - 11/30/2018 11/22, 11/23
12         Map Museum District 11/05/2018 - 11/09/2018

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Residential Street Cleaning

The Department of Public Works sweeps and flushes the city's streets.  We recognize the importance of this task, both to our customers and the environment.

Each year, as approximately 22,000 lane-miles of streets are swept, tons of debris are kept from entering the stormwater system and, subsequently, our local waterways.  Due to the nature of our equipment, only streets with curbs and gutters are routinely swept.  Following are some additional points to keep in mind about street sweeping:

  • Obstacles in the sweeper's path hinder its operation. Items such as refuse containers, bikes, portable basketball goals, and piles of yard debris should be moved during sweeping periods.

  • "No Parking" signs are posted at least 48 hours in advance of cleaning must be obeyed. Vehicles blocking the path of the sweepers will be towed.

  • The sweeping schedule may be affected by adverse weather, equipment failure, or other unforeseen events.


Effective immediately DPW Street Cleaning and Vacuum Leaf Program services do not accept requests to not tow disabled cars.

If your vehicle is disabled and parked on the street, you need to contact the Richmond Police Department at (804)646-1343. Please keep in mind disabled vehicles should not be parked on City of Richmond streets during street cleaning or vacuum leaf collection. Once signage is posted, all vehicles, even those that are disabled, must be moved before street cleaning so as to not receive a parking ticket and towing fees.

To Retrieve your vehicle contact:
   Siebert's Towing
   642 W. Southside Plaza
   Richmond, VA 23224
   Phone: (804)233-5757

With the exception of the downtown Central Business District, the Richmond Police Department issues parking violations and tows cars. DPW Street Cleaning posts the no parking signs at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled service. The Police will not tow if the signs are not in compliance. The Department of Public Works Street Cleaning Division cannot authorize parking ticket refunds or towing fee refunds.

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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