Street Sweeping Central

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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.

*THERE WILL BE NO TICKETING AND TOWING OF VEHICLES DURING APRIL.

Street sweeping for 2020 will begin on March 24th with entrance corridor sweeping, and April 6th will begin neighborhood sweeping.  Please see below for schedules.

Look up your street sweeping day by address or street 

Alternative parking locations during neighborhood street sweeping

Residents may 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.

2020 Spring street sweeping schedule

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 link above or locate what zone your street is in on the 2020 Spring Street Sweeping Schedule, and match it with the calendar. Monday sweep schedules are for the preceding Friday's trash day.

2020 Fall street sweeping schedule

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 link above or locate what zone your street is in on the 2020 Fall Street Sweeping Schedule, and match it with the calendar. Monday sweep schedules are for the preceding Friday's trash day.

2020 entrance corridor street sweeping schedule

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. 

2020 downtown street sweeping schedule

For the downtown sweep, 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.

2020 Point neighborhood street sweeping schedule

There are additional sweepings scheduled in the Point neighborhood . Cars must be removed from both sides of the street on these days. "No Parking - Tow Zone" signs will be posted and parking will be prohibited from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Residents on the affected streets may park in the South Harbor Parking Garage, free of charge between the hours of 8:00 p.m. Sunday to 8:00 p.m. Monday, with proof of residency on sweeping days.

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.