Ticketing and Towing

Ticket and tow

All streets swept by the City are posted with signs declaring the dates and times of street cleaning. Cars are parked illegally if parked during those posted dates and times.  Illegally parked cars are first ticketed by the Police Department and then towed.  Check the street sweeping district maps to see what streets are included in a particular district.

If your car gets towed, use this form to do a search.  As a last resort, contact the Police Department at 617.349 3300.

Check schedules to avoid being ticketed and towed.  Please only park on the street after the posted time on the street sweeping sign.  Even though you may have seen the sweeper go by once, it may need to go by for a second pass.  Also, the City's catch basin cleaning program is closely coordinate with monthly street sweeping in order to reduce additional parking disruptions, and that equipment may be scheduled during the same posted time period.

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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm