DC will begin its seasonal street sweeping program March 1. Ticketing for residential sweeping parking violations will begin March 11.
“We have expanded it over the years to accommodate more and more residents willing to move their cars to allow the sweepers access to the curb lane where debris and pollutants collect," DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. said in a press release. "We also want to make sure commuters and visitors are aware that the parking restriction applies to all motorists and a $30 ticket can be issued for violating the restriction.”
DPW established March 1 through Oct. 31 as residential street sweeping season in 2012.
"Since DPW went to a fixed schedule for street sweeping, it's been so much easier for our residents to remember," Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans said in his newsletter.
The delay in ticketing for violations is meant to give car owners a chance to get used to the parking restrictions. Though the fine is a $30 ticket, violators may be towed to a nearby street and will have to pay a fee for the tow.
Residential streets where there are no parking restriction are swept twice a month and cars do not need to be moved.