Evanston’s Public Works Agency will begin street cleaning operations for the year on Monday, March 2, weather permitting. Street cleaning will run through December 15.

Signs posted at the beginning and end of each block indicates the days and times that parking restrictions will be in place on each street. A full schedule is available online.

Parking is prohibited only on the sides and dates indicated on the street signs. Drivers parked illegally are subject to a $75 ticket.

Additional fall street cleaning dates have been added for residential streets to ensure debris is cleared in the late fall months. Special signs will be posted and parking restrictions will be enforced.

New this year, residential streets in Zone 2 (north of Main Street and east of the Metra tracks) will be swept once per month on the second Tuesday and second Wednesday of the month, instead of the second Thursday and second Friday. The posted street signs and schedule reflect these changes.

The city offers courtesy text message and email notifications to remind residents to move their vehicles prior to street cleaning. Residents can sign up for parking notifications for their street cleaning zone online or by calling/texting 847-448-4311.

Residents who’ve signed up for street cleaning notifications previously do not have to update their notifications unless their address or parking location has changed.

Leaf Blowing

Gasoline-powered leaf blowers are allowed March 30 to May 15 and September 30 through the first Thursday of December on weekdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raking or blowing leaves into the streets is illegal, and can block sewers and cause flooding.

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