The DPW crews clean city streets through October 31. The DPW crews clean city streets through October 31.

Wilmington Street Cleaning Service

April 1 - October 31

The City of Wilmington's annual street cleaning service runs from April 1 until October 31 in neighborhoods throughout the city. All motorists - whether or not they have a residential parking permit - are advised to observe the posted parking restrictions along city streets, which provide information on when streets are going to be cleaned as well as when cars must be moved to accommodate street sweeper vehicles.

City street cleaning crews do occasionally return to a neighborhood area for further street cleaning because portions of a street may have been missed due to vehicles being parked illegally, etc. As a result, vehicle owners are advised that you may not park in designated street cleaning locations until AFTER the time of day listed on street signage which indicates that the street cleaning period has expired.

Street cleaning restrictions are not enforced between November 1 and March 31.

Contact Public Works

Mailing Address

Department of Public Works
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
800 N. French Street, 6th Floor
Wilmington DE 19801

Phone: (302) 576-3060

Public Works Call Center

Phone: (302) 576-3878

Operators are on duty 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Report non-emergency requests for service online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Water Emergencies

Phone: (302) 571-4150

Report water-related emergencies after hours (4:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday; 24 hours a day Saturday and Sunday).