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SF to Resume Street Sweeping Tickets on June 15th

After two months, the city will resume issuing parking tickets for street sweeping violations.
By - posted 6/5/2020 No Comment

Back in March, the city of San Francisco put a temporary moratorium on issuing parking tickets for street sweeping in order to help out people who were isolating at home or not able-bodied enough to move their cars each week.

But that “free pass” on street cleaning day is now officially coming to an end

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With San Francisco beginning to gradually reopen following the Stay Home Order for COVID-19, SFMTA will resume enforcement for thorough street sweeping. The City will resume enforcement for parking violations related to street sweeping beginning on Monday, June 15. 

Mayor Breed had announced on March 17 that SFMTA would not ticket for street sweeping following the Stay Home Order for COVID-19 in order to allow people to stay home without worrying about receiving a parking ticket. While the City had still encouraged people to move their vehicles if they could, street sweeping crews from San Francisco Public Works continue to see a large number of vehicles failing to do so, as many as 18,000 per day. Resuming enforcement for mechanical street sweeping is necessary to ensure that streets remain clean as the City begins to allow more businesses and activities to resume.

There is no word yet on how other “free parking” enforcement will be handled. See updates at SFMTA.

Enforcement will be temporarily suspended for the following:

  • 72-hour parking limit and towing
  • All time limit parking (e.g., 1-hour, 2-hour, etc.)
  • Residential Permit Parking (RPP) permits
  • Commuter shuttles
  • Peak-hour towaway zones
  • Street cleaning – Tickets will be issued starting 6/15/20


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