The Division of Infrastructure Management's Street Maintenance Section normally sweeps streets from early April through the last week of October.
The city has resumed its annual residential street sweeping program. The program was suspended during the coronavirus stay-at-home order to ensure on-street parking availability for residents.
Please note: This includes resuming street sweeping in areas posted with no parking restrictions during street sweeping dates and times. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, vehicles will not be ticketed or towed at this time in posted areas if they are not moved off-street. Residents are still encouraged to not park vehicles on the street during the posted prohibited times for safety and effective sweeping.
The Department of Public Service will re-evaluate this suspended enforcement at a later date
To find out if and when street sweeping crews will visit your neighborhood, please type your address into the
“Street Sweeping Schedules and Reminders” search window below. You
will receive one of two message types.
1) If street sweeping is scheduled for your area, the next date in
which sweeping is scheduled will appear. You will also be presented
with the option for signing up for automated reminders for future street
sweeping events in your area. Just select the “Get a Reminder” or “Get a
Calendar” button and follow the instructions to sign up for the notification
method of your choice.
2) If you are outside the City
of Columbus or not currently in the city’s sweeping program, you will
receive a message stating that “The City of Columbus is not responsible for
street sweeping within this area.”.
Any comments and concerns regarding the online tool, or our street sweeping program, may be submitted by using the
“Need Help?” tab.
Curbed public streets are swept citywide. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, equipment maintenance or emergencies requiring Street Maintenance personnel to be reassigned. The primary purpose of sweeping streets is to remove dirt, litter and debris from curbs to prevent materials from being washed by rain into storm sewers.
We ask residents and business owners to move their parked cars off the street before the sweeping date to allow workers room to sweep the curb lanes of their street. In neighborhoods with permanent signs that identify street sweeping parking restrictions, residents should check the signs carefully because vehicles that are not moved on sweeping days will ticketed. The neighborhoods with permanent signs are Downtown, German Village, Harrison West, Italian Village, Neil Avenue and Ohio State University area.
For general information about street sweeping in Columbus, contact us:
311 Service Center at (614) 645-3111 E-mail:
If you believe your car has been impounded because it was parked in a posted sweeping zone, you may contact the City Impound Lot (614) 645-6400.
Downtown Sweeping Map: