Expansion of Street Sweeping Services


The Street Sweeping program was established in response to Federal and State Clean Water regulations to remove debris from the streets and gutters before it can enter the storm drain system. These regulations were created to provide pollution control and to reduce the flow of urban runoff entering our waterways and ocean.

Parking control provides motivation for residents to move their vehicles, which allows for more efficient sweeping and more thorough debris removal. On a weekly basis, the city's street sweepers collect nearly 70 tons of rubbish from over 1,121+ miles of streets and gutters.

All public arterial and residential streets will be swept twice per month.

For a permit to excuse parking for street sweeping for vehicles related to Building Permit work, please contact the Public Works front counter at 714-536-5431.

If you received a parking citation due to street sweeping and would like more information, please call (800) 565-0148.  Those who wish to contest a citation must do so within 21 days of ticket issuance by visiting

Holiday Schedule for Trash Collection and Street Sweeping Enforcement

*Unless otherwise noted, street sweeping enforcement will take place RAIN or SHINE.

New Year's Eve Friday, January 1, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2021 YES Holiday Sweeping NO Enforcement
Presidents' Day Monday, February 15, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement
Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement
Memorial Day Week Tuesday, June 1st - Friday, June 4th, 2021 YES Sweeping NO Enforcement
Independence Day Sunday, July 4, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement
Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement
Labor Day Week Tuesday, September 7th through Friday, September 10th, 2021 YES Sweeping NO Enforcement
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11, 2021 YES Holiday Sweeping NO Enforcement
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 26, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25, 2021 NO Sweeping NO Enforcement


The City of Huntington Beach has partnered with Allied Universal Security Services to perform the function of street sweeping enforcement. This partnership will be managed by the Police Department. If you have service related questions pertaining to this partner, please call (714) 536-5663 and leave a message.

If there is a vehicle in violation of our local street sweeping ordinance, a citation in the amount of $46 will be issued and placed on the windshield.  Citations will be issued only when a vehicle is parked on the street at the time of sweeping. This means that vehicles may be returned to the street as soon as the sweeper and parking control/enforcement officer(s) have passed the parking location.


The City of Huntington Beach marks areas subject to street sweeping and enforcement in accordance with section 22507.6 of the California Vehicle Code.

Did you know?

Zoning Administrator meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Meeting Agendas, Action Agendas, and Minutes are available to view online.

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