Street Sweeping is an important service and provides various benefits to our City. The obvious benefit is the removal of paper, leaves, and other debris that collect in the gutters. This debris can block storm water facilities, causing localized flooding during heavy rains. An equally important, but less visible benefit is the removal of metal particles and other hazardous waste products left by passing vehicles. Although they are virtually invisible, these particles can be extremely harmful to fish and other wildlife if they reach our rivers, beaches and bays. Street sweeping is an effective method of removing both the large and microscopic pollutants that collect on City streets helping to keep our beaches and rivers clean.
Streets are posted with ‘No Parking’ signs that state the day of the week and time of day the street will be swept. The City will issue parking citations enforcing the no parking time restrictions. The routes are designed with time limits to allow enough time for the sweeper to complete the miles assigned to a specific route, which varies in length. Vehicles are not allowed to re-park or remain in street sweeping zones during the posted days and times when street sweeping is occurring within your neighborhood. Every vehicle owner must ensure that their vehicle is not parked in a restricted street sweeping zone during the prescribed times. Any vehicle in violation will be subject to a citation. Street sweeping enforcement will be conducted in accordance with the posted signage and LMC 7-20.23.
If you have any questions regarding street sweeping enforcement, please contact the Public Safety Division at 310 603 0220 x 271. For further information, please contact the City’s Parking Enforcement at (310) 603-0220 X 316 and can be accessed between the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. For after hour emergencies please call the Century Sheriff’s Station (323)568-4800.