Department of Public Works

Operation Clean Sweep



Operation Clean Sweep is coming to Burlington April 29 – May 8 2020.  


Clean Sweep is vital to Lake health and our health. It keeps the roads safer by clearing them of debris and keeps our infrastructure in better shape by limiting flooding from clogged storm drains. We NEED your help this year.


Due to the ongoing response to Covid-19, we will not be ticketing or towing, but you are still required to move your car off street, to another zone or to a City garage (currently free). In these times, we are reminded even more of how important access to Lake Champlain is for our community. We have continued Burlington's strong tradition of reducing our city's footprint on Lake Champlain and with actions like Clean Sweep, that trend will continue. View the map below to determine what night your street will be swept, and ensure your car is off the road from 10PM to 7AM. Thank you Burlington!



Click the map above for more information or click here for all Zone maps and streets.


Please watch for the lights to be on in your area. “When the lights are on the cars are gone from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM”. Free Parking is available in the city-owned Marketplace Garage (47 S. Winooski: entrances on Cherry St & Bank St), College St Garage (60 College St: Entrances on College St & Battery St) and Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St).  For a map of these city-owned parking locations, please visit


For any questions please call 802-863-9094 x3 between 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, 658-7669 or check out our website at


Streets will be swept on the following dates:


ZONE A - New North End (East- Side) – Wednesday April 29


ZONE B - New North End (West-Side) – Thursday April 30


ZONE F - Downtown – Sunday May 3


ZONE G - Old North End – Monday May 4


ZONE D - Hill Section – Tuesday May 5


ZONE E - University Area – Wednesday May 6


ZONE C - South End – Thursday May 7


Sweeping will begin at 10:00 p.m. and last until 7:00 a.m.


Please remove any vehicles from the streets on your night!