*** RESIDENTIAL STREET SWEEPING CANCELLATION NOTICE ***
Residential Street Sweeping and related parking enforcement is cancelled until May 1st, 2020.
This decision was made in order to decrease the burden to families during the COVID-19 related school closures.
Commercial Street Sweeping will continue normal operations.
We will post all future changes and modifications to the Street Sweeping schedule on this page.
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.
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.
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!
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.
2020 Holiday Sweeping Cancellations
January 1, 2020
Tuesday, New Year’s Day Observed
January 20, 2020
Monday, Martin Luther-King Day
February 14, 2020
Friday, Lincoln's Birthday (Observed, other City services will be open)
February 17, 2020
Monday, President's Day
March 31, 2020
Tuesday, Cesar Chavez Day
May 25, 2020
Monday, Memorial Day
July 3, 2020
Friday, Independence Day (Observed)
September 7, 2020
Monday, Labor Day
November 11, 2020
Wednesday, Veterans Day (other City services will be open)
November 26 and 27, 2020
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, day after Thanksgiving
December 25, 2020
Friday, Christmas Day
January 1, 2021
Friday, New Year's Day 2021
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.