Photo by Marcus Dieterle.

Residential street sweeping in Baltimore City will resume July 13, the city’s public works and transportation departments announced Thursday.

There will be a 30-day grace period from July 13 to Aug. 12 to allow residents to re-adjust to street sweeping schedules.

Also, from Aug. 8-12, the city will issue warning notices to vehicles that are not in compliance. Starting Aug. 13, the city will issue parking citations to vehicles that are parked in restricted areas during street sweeping days.

Residents and visitors can check “No Parking Signs” to see which days they must move they must move their cars to allow street sweepers to reach the curb.

“On street sweeping days, please move your vehicle(s) to allow the mechanical street sweepers to reach the curb,” Department of Public Works Director Jason Mitchell said in a statement. “In addition to creating a cleaner City, street sweeping helps to ensure that debris does not enter into our storm drains polluting local waterways or clogging storm drains causing flood conditions.”

Central district routes, which are swept weekly, generally extend from downtown west to Cooks Lane, northwest to Liberty Heights Avenue, northeast to Hillen Road, southeast to Haven Street, and southwest to Pratt Street. Residents and visitors should check posted signage for the days and times when parking is restricted in their area.

Street sweeping occurs once a months on Wednesdays for each of the city’s quadrants. Quadrant sweeping areas generally do not have posted parking restrictions, city officials said, but residents can find their quadrant’s sweeping days on the Department of Public Works’ calendar or by calling 311.

In the northwest and southeast quadrants, odd street sides are swept on the first Wednesday of each month, and even sides on the second Wednesday of each month.

In the northeast and southwest quadrants, odd street sides are swept on the third Wednesday of each month, and even sides on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

“We urge residents and visitors to support this service resumption by moving their cars to ensure that streets get cleaned,” said Department of Transportation Director Steve Sharkey.

The transportation department is already enforcing and will continue to enforce parking restrictions for gateway routes, which include streets that motorists drive in and out of the city.

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at