Welcome to the City of Salem's Street Sweeping Central page. This one page has links to all of the critical information you need to know about street sweeping activities in Salem.
If you have questions about street sweeping in Salem, please call the Department of Public Services at 978-744-3302.
If you have questions about a vehicle towed* due to street sweeping in Salem, please call the Traffic Division of the Salem Police Department at 978-744-0171.
Street sweeping for 2021 will begin on March 23rd with entrance corridor sweeping, and April 5th will begin neighborhood sweeping. Please see below for schedules.
Residential neighborhood street sweeping takes place place on both sides of the street on the same day from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each neighborhood route is posted with temporary "No Parking - Tow Zone" signs on its sweeping day and parking is prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Neighborhood streets are broken down into four zones. Sweep days are the next day after the regularly scheduled trash day. To find a specific street sweeping date, use the 'look up your street' link above or locate what zone your street is in on the 2021 Spring Street Sweeping Schedule located above, and match it with the calendar. Monday sweep schedules are for the preceding Friday's trash day. Alternative parking locations during neighborhood sweeps can be found in the above 2021 Spring and Fall Street Sweeping Schedule links above.
Residents may also use entrance corridor streets as alternative parking areas on the day of their neighborhood sweep. Entrance corridor streets are Boston St., Bridge St., Essex St. (from Boston St. to North/Summer St.), Lafayette St. (from Derby St. to Marblehead line), Loring Ave., and North St. Once a neighborhood street is swept, residents can move their vehicles back onto their street. Please remember if you choose to move your vehicle to an entrance corridor street that you must adhere to all current parking restrictions and metered rates on these entrance corridors, including resident only restrictions.
Beginning in March, Entrance corridor sweeping takes place between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and when a corridor is being swept it is posted as a "No Parking - Tow Zone." Each corridor is swept over a period of two consecutive days, which alternates between the odd and even side of the streets. City workers utilize blowers to clear corridor sidewalks of debris prior to the street sweeping. Entrance Corridors will be swept in March, May, June, July, August and September.
Beginning on Wednesday March 24 and then every third Wednesday April through September the downtown will be swept, blowing begins at 9:00 p.m., followed by street sweeping at 11:00 p.m. to approximately 3:00 a.m. The downtown area is a posted "No Parking - Tow Zone" on sweeping days. Residents on the affected streets may park free of charge at the Museum Place Mall Garage on sweeping days from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the next morning, with proof of residency.
Beginning March 22, and continuing through September, the point neighborhood will be swept twice a month. Cars must be removed from both sides of the street on each designated sweeping day. No Parking /Tow Zone signs will be posted, and parking will be prohibited from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents can park in the South Harbor Garage free of charge with proof of residency. Free parking begins at 8:00 p.m. Sunday to 8:00 p.m. Monday. (Please note: Do NOT park in the reserved spaces at the South Harbor Garage or your vehicle will be towed. These reserved spaces are clearly marked.)
Certain weather conditions prohibit the use of the street sweepers: during moderate to heavy rainfall and extreme cold temperatures sweepers will not be able to operate. Weather cancellations will be posted on www.salem.com.
To ensure you receive notifications about when street sweeping will take place in your neighborhood, be sure to sign up for CodeRED notifications at www.salem.com/subscribe.