Alternate Side & Signed Complete Street Sweeping Program

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FAQs:

How is the Alternate Side & Signed Street Sweeping different than regular street sweeping?

The Alternate Side & Signed Street Sweeping program, or regulated street sweeping, is an enhanced street sweeping service requested by neighborhoods. Residents or commuters are required to move their vehicle in regulated street sweeping zones during street sweeping periods. 

Unregulated street sweeping occurs through most of the City limits. Not all neighborhoods or streets receive street sweeping. Some streets are too narrow, and others don't have curbs for the sweeper to follow, making the sweeping ineffective. 

How do I know if I'm in a street sweeping district?

Check the signage on the street. You can also enter an address into this map

How do I know when to move my car for street sweeping?

Always check the signage on the street when parking. There is a set schedule for the Alternate Side & Signed Street Sweeping program that will be indicated by the street signage.

How can I remember when street sweeping is?

You can sign up for street sweeping notifications by downloading the ChsTrashTracker app to your phone, or by entering your address on the sidebar on this page. You can also sign up for NotifyMe

I think my car got towed. What do I do?

If your vehicle was towed due to being parked in a street sweeping zone, call Jennings Towing at 843-554-6385 to confirm that they have your vehicle. You will have to pay a $130 fee to Jennings, in addition to a $45 ticket to the City of Charleston. To pay a parking ticket, click here.

My street is in the program. Why didn't it get swept on the scheduled date/time?

There are a lot of reasons why a street may not have been swept. Sometimes if people leave their vehicles on the street and the towing company is not able to get to them in time, the sweeper may not be able to fit down that part of the street. 

My neighbors are interested in having this program in our neighborhood.

Downtown neighborhood associations interested in this program may submit a request for more information to the Office of Neighborhood Services at hopkinsr@charleston-sc.gov

Ticketing and Towing



Failure to move your car appropriately during street sweeping will result in a $45 ticket. Some neighborhoods also enforce towing. 

  • If your car has been towed, there will be a $130 fee in addition to the $45 ticket. If your vehicle is left overnight at Jenning's Towing, you may incur storage fees.
  • Jenning's Towing has contracted with the City of Charleston to tow vehicles during street sweeping. Their phone number is 843-554-6385. 
  • To pay a parking ticket, click here.

Interactive Map of Participating Downtown Neighborhoods

Enter your address in the search bar below to find out your neighborhood and see it's street sweeping schedule. The map also shows which side of the street is north, south, east, and west. 

Map of Participating Downtown Neighborhoods 

GIS Map_June 2021

The highlighted neighborhoods currently participate in the street sweeping program.

Refrigerator calendars are available for each neighborhood at Revenue Collections - Parking at 180 Lockwood Boulevard on the second floor. Times and dates can be found as follows:

  • Cannon/Elliotborough: 
    • 4th Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Hampton Park Terrace
    • 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Harleston Village Phase 1
    • 1st Thursday and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Harleston Village Phase 2
    • 1st Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Eastside Phase 1
    • 3rd Thursday and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Eastside Phase 2
    • 3rd Thursday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • North Rutledge Avenue
    • 3rd Tuesday 9 to 11 a.m.
    • 2nd Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m.
  • Radcliffeborough
    • 4th Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
  • Westside Phase 1
    • 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Westside Phase 2
    • 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday from 9  to 11 a.m.
  • Westside Phase 3
    • 3rd Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.