Street sweeping

We sweep all the streets from curb to curb every spring and fall. Avoid a ticket or tow and help us do a good job by knowing the rules.

Overview

Twice a year, Public Works crews sweep more than 1,100 miles of streets from curb to curb. In the spring, crews sweep nearly 400 miles of alleys. We also do routine sweeping at other times, which does not impact parking. Street sweeping helps keep our neighborhoods clean and livable, and protects our waterways.

2020 sweeping schedule

Spring and Fall complete sweeping takes about four weeks each, and involves parking restrictions.

Spring  

Spring sweeping started April 21, 2020 and was completed May 15, 2020.

Fall

Fall sweeping starts on October 20, 2020.  

See when your street is scheduled

This helpful interactive map shows the schedule for sweeping throughout the city. Look up your street so you're prepared.

Stay informed to avoid a ticket and tow

Parking information

  • City crews will post signs at least 24 hours before sweeping a street.
  • There is no parking from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or until the signs are removed, the day we sweep the street.
  • Vehicles parked while the signs are in place may be ticketed and towed.

Phone alerts

You can sign up for phone alerts about street sweeping, snow emergencies and other events you may want to know about.

Make sure to scroll down to "Subscribe to Phone Notifications from the City." Note that email alerts are not available for street sweeping.

Subscribe to phone notifications

If you do not subscribe to alerts but have a listed phone number, you may still receive a short, prerecorded message the evening before your block will be swept. Calls are not made after 9 p.m. This is a courtesy call, but we cannot guarantee that you will receive a call. To be sure you're on the list to get alerts, actively subscribe as described above.

Search the Impound Lot

You'll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or license number.

"Street Sweeping" video

See why we sweep the city's streets and how you can help keep our streets and waterways clean.

Watch this video in other languages

Why we sweep the streets

In the spring, we sweep away trash, debris and sand from winter road maintenance. In the fall we remove debris and leaves. Sweeping the streets helps keep our community clean. When leaves and other debris builds up in the streets, it can clog storm drains and cause local flooding.
 
Leaves left on streets that eventually wash into storm drains can pollute our lakes and rivers. They may quickly begin to break down, creating pollutants that flow into lakes, streams and the Mississippi River. This overfertilizes lake water and lets harmful aquatic plants and algae grow. The murky lake water that results is not good for swimming or fishing and can harm wildlife.
 
Remember, it is against the law to sweep your yard or boulevard leaves into the street.
 
To help keep our streets clean and improve the waters of Minneapolis, please consider joining the Adopt-a-Drain Program.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311

Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Public Works

Phone

612-673-2352

Address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415