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Last Updated: 2020-02-05

2019- 2020 Residential Street Sweeping Schedule

Route | Map  Area  Date
1           Map Fulton/38th Street 3/9/2020-3/20/2020
2           Map Church Hill 11/11/2019- 11/22/2019
3           Map Highland Park 2/17/2020-2/28/2020
4           Map Northside/Ginter Park 2/3/2020 - 2/14/2020
5           Map Bellevue/Sherwood Park/Washington Park 1/20/2020-1/31/2020
6           Map Lower West End 1/06/2020-1/17/2020
7           Map Far West End 3/23/2020-4/3/2020
8           Map Bainbridge/Bellemeade/Davee Gardens 4/6/2020-4/17/2020
9           Map Woodland Heights/Swansboro/Westover Hills 4/20/2020-4/30/2020
10         Map Downtown/Carver/Newtowne/Millie Jones 3/2/2020-3/6/2020
11         Map The Fan 12/02/2019-12/13/2019
12         Map Museum District 12/16/2019-12/20/2019

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Residential Street Cleaning

The Department of Public Works sweeps and flushes the city's streets.  We recognize the importance of this task, both to our customers and the environment.

Each year, as approximately 22,000 lane-miles of streets are swept, tons of debris are kept from entering the stormwater system and, subsequently, our local waterways.  Due to the nature of our equipment, only streets with curbs and gutters are routinely swept.  Following are some additional points to keep in mind about street sweeping:

  • Obstacles in the sweeper's path hinder its operation. Items such as refuse containers, bikes, portable basketball goals, and piles of yard debris should be moved during sweeping periods.

  • "No Parking" signs are posted at least 48 hours in advance of cleaning must be obeyed. Vehicles blocking the path of the sweepers will be towed.

  • The sweeping schedule may be affected by adverse weather, equipment failure, or other unforeseen events.


Effective immediately DPW Street Cleaning and Vacuum Leaf Program services do not accept requests to not tow disabled cars.

If your vehicle is disabled and parked on the street, you need to contact the Richmond Police Department at
(804)646-1343. Please keep in mind disabled vehicles should not be parked on City of Richmond streets during street cleaning or vacuum leaf collection. Once signage is posted, all vehicles, even those that are disabled, must be moved before street cleaning so as to not receive a parking ticket and towing fees.

To Retrieve your vehicle contact:

     Siebert's Towing
     642 W. Southside Plaza Dr.
     Richmond, VA 23224

You can look up your vehicle to see if it is at Seibert’s. Go to:

On this page citizens can enter their VIN or plate number to see if their vehicle is there. There is a short lag time, but most vehicles should be in the system an hour or less from the time it was towed.

For additional questions, contact Seibert’s Towing at 804-233-5757.

With the exception of the downtown Central Business District, the Richmond Police Department issues parking violations and tows cars. DPW Street Cleaning posts the no parking signs at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled service. The Police will not tow if the signs are not in compliance. The Department of Public Works Street Cleaning Division cannot authorize parking ticket refunds or towing fee refunds.

Contact Information:

Dept of Public Works
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Suite 704
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Hours: Monday -Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Customer Care Center: 3-1-1
or (804)646-7000


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If you have any questions, please call the City’s Customer Care Center at 3-1-1 or (804) 646-7000

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