Street sweeping

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

About street sweeping

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.

Street sweeping schedule

2023 sweeping schedule

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

Spring

Spring sweeping started Tuesday, April 18, 2023 and is now complete.

Fall

Fall sweeping started Tuesday, October 17, 2023 and is now complete.

 

Follow the rules

You must watch for and obey all posted or other parking restrictions.

Look for the bright pink "Street sweeping - no parking" signs. These signs will have information on parking restriction days and times.

See street sweep parking rules

Two examples of the bright pink "Street sweeping - no parking" signs

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.

Street sweep parking rules

Avoid a ticket and tow

We may post parking enforcement for many reasons such as:

  • Street repair
  • Tree trimming
  • Other sweeping and cleaning

These activities may happen outside of these scheduled sweeping days. These restrictions aren't shown here or on the map.

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.

Follow the rules: You must watch for and obey all posted or other parking restrictions.

Read more street parking rules

Person walking sidewalk in autumn

Stay informed to avoid a ticket and tow

Person accepting to receive notifications to phone

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

What to know

  • 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 for alerts.

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Why we sweep our streets

How street sweeping helps the environment

Cleaning our community

In the spring, we sweep away:

  • Trash
  • Debris
  • 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. 

Protecting the environment

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. It can also harm wildlife. 

Remember: It is against the law to sweep your yard or boulevard leaves into the street.

Adopt-a-drain program

To help keep our streets clean and improve the waters of Minneapolis, please consider joining the Adopt-a-Drain Program.

Learn about the Adopt-a-Drain program

 

Street sweeping in Minneapolis

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

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