Street Sweeping Schedule


Crews from the Public Works Department’s General Maintenance Division regularly “sweep” Covington’s streets.


Regular sweeping both keeps Covington looking attractive and makes up an important part of infrastructure maintenance. Debris and litter wash into catch basins and other parts of the storm water system, where they can cause backups and contaminate what eventually becomes the region’s drinking water. Separately, dirt that collects in crevices in gutters create fertile areas for weeds, whose roots cause damage that costs taxpayers to fix.


Public Works operates two regenerative air sweepers that use brushes to “sweep” debris toward the underside middle of the truck, where it’s “vacuumed” and picked up. Meanwhile, 10 spray nozzles help to keep down dust.


The City typically cleans its downtown commercial routes once a week and its residential streets three times a year.

No parking

On-street parking is prohibited on street-sweeping days, and cars left in the path of the sweeper are subject to ticketing. The City sweeps the two sides of its streets on different days so residents can temporarily move their cars across the street. The sweepers operate 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. but are generally finished by lunchtime.


To find out when to move your car:

  • Pay attention to signage: Streets in the commercial district that are swept weekly have permanent signage. On residential streets that are swept seasonally, crews put up temporary “parking restricted” signs on the business day before.
  • Ahead of the seasonal sweeping on residential streets, the City also sends notices to the email in-boxes of residents who sign up for that free service, HERE. For previous releases, see HERE.
  • Or, to find out in advance what day your street is going to be swept, click on the map below and type in your address. You will see two dates. One date corresponds to the north or east side of your street (depending on which way it’s aligned), and one corresponds to the south or west side of the street.


View full map HERE.

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