Street sweeping parking enforcement resumes July 6
Street sweeping parking enforcement will resume in Lakewood beginning the week of July 6.
It's been awhile since streets received an unobstructed sweep because vehicles were allowed to remain on the street during the height of the Stay At Home health order. For the weeks of July 6 and July 13, the sweepers may make multiple passes to get a thorough sweep of streets now that they will have an unobstructed path.
Please help by allowing extra time for multiple street sweeping passes before you return your car to the street.
If you are working from home on street sweeping day, there are approved alternatives to parking on the street so you can avoid a ticket and help your neighborhood get a good clean sweep.
If your garage or driveway is full, you may park:
- In your front or side yard (on street sweeping day only)
- On the apron (the slope leading up to your driveway) including sideways on your apron.
Remember not to obstruct the sidewalk when parking on the driveway or the apron, as that's a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act and the state vehicle code.
Some Lakewood households with numerous vehicles have parking difficulties on street sweeping day even predating the COVID situation. That's why Lakewood has traditionally allowed parking in these alternative places, which many cities do not.
Lakewood issues tickets not for revenue but to encourage people to clear the street during street sweeping so that we can get a clean sweep of the full street. Having a good clean sweep of the street is a health and quality of life issue for our neighborhoods. And it's actually a state legal requirement to reduce pollution going into the storm drain system and on to the beaches and ocean.
Thank you for doing your part to help keep Lakewood streets clean.