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Street Sweeping in Somerville

About the Program

Somerville's street cleaning program is an essential public works program that not only keeps our city cleaner but also reduces the risk of flooding and icing due to clogged storm drains.

Signs indicate time and date of no parking due to sweeping. A recurring pattern was chosen in order to allow residents to plan ahead (example: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, etc). The street sweeping season runs from April 1st until December 31st each year.

Find Your Street Sweeping Schedule & Avoid Parking Tickets

On designated street sweeping days, vehicles must be moved from the side of the street being swept, as noted on signs posted on each street. The penalty for not complying with street sweeping parking regulations is a $50 fine. Community members are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the street sweeping schedule in areas where they park. The best way to do this is to read the signs on the street when you park. You can also sign up for street sweeping reminders.

Sign Up for Street Sweeping Reminders

You can use the Somerville Waste Wizard below to find out when your street is being swept. Sign up to receive complimentary street sweeping notifications by selecting "Sign Up for Reminders" below. Please remember that this is a courtesy service that may experience technical problems; it's your responsibility to follow the posted signs and move your vehicle on time!



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