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Street Sweeping Schedule

The Street Sweeping Schedule Map makes it easy to find street sweeping days and times for every street in Santa Barbara. Click on the link below, enter your address in the search bar or zoom in to your area of interest, and explore a comprehensive block-by-block street sweeping schedule for the City of Santa Barbara.

Street Sweeping Schedule Map


Street Sweeping Cancellations

Rain and holidays are the two main reasons why street sweeping may be cancelled. Whenever sweeping is cancelled, parking enforcement in the street sweeping no-parking zones is also cancelled. Sweeping will resume on the next regularly scheduled day and time; there is no automatic schedule shift to the next day.

Rain

Street sweeping is usually cancelled when runoff fills the gutters. Steady rain, not just showers, is needed to warrant cancellation. Once the announcement of cancellation is made on the Street Sweeping Hotline, parking enforcement during the times posted in sweeping zones is cancelled for the rest of that day. Please do not assume that any rain results in automatic cancellation; check the Hotline before you park!

Holidays

A message will be placed on the Street Sweeping hotline announcing the scheduled holiday sweeping cancelation and reminding callers that parking enforcement in sweeping zones will be cancelled on those days.

2018 Holiday Sweeping Cancellations

January 1, 2018  Monday,  New Year’s Day Observed
January 15, 2018 Monday, Martin Luther-King Day 
February 19, 2018 Monday, President's Day 
May 28, 2018 Monday, Memorial Day 
July 4, 2018 Wednesday, Independence Day 
September 3, 2018 Monday, Labor Day
November 22 and 23,  2018 Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, day after Thanksgiving 
December 25, 2018 Tuesday, Christmas Day


Program Details

  • Regular street sweeping occurs on about 80% of Santa Barbara’s 254 miles of paved streets within the Santa Barbara city limits.
  • Sweeping frequency is tied to accumulation of debris, density of population, and usage, and is scheduled from as often as four times per week to twice a month.
  • Residential neighborhoods are swept during the daytime, and the commercial and arterial routes and downtown business areas are swept at night.
  • The street sweepers annually remove approximately 1,850 tons of debris, trash, and other harmful constituents that would have otherwise ended up in the storm drains, creeks, and eventually in the ocean. 
  • If your street or block is not in a regular sweeping program, it is probably because the street is too narrow or too steep for the street sweeper truck; nevertheless, if debris is a problem, please contact the Streets office or the Street Sweeping Hotline to request a special clean up.  To assist in efficient sweeping, please remove all vehicles and obstructions such as trash cans and leaf piles from the street in front of your house during your scheduled sweeping time.    
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018
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