Tri-Annual Street Sweeping
To keep debris and foreign objects from entering the aging sewers, the City of Columbus Street Maintenance Division sweeps the Italian Village three times each year. Street parking is prohibited and strictly enforced during the sweeping.
Block Watch members post windshield reminders on each vehicle in affected areas and yard signs the weekend before each sweeping. Click here if you'd like more information about volunteering to help distribute flyers.
You can also sign up for text reminders from the Block Watch here.
Ticket & Tow Statistics
A 55% decrease in tickets and a 48% decrease in tows were recorded in August; the first month the Block Watch distributed flyers. Additional decreases in tickets and tows were recorded in subsequent months as well.
* flyers not yet distributed
Italian Village Street Sweeping Schedule
Sweeping occurs the third Tuesday and Wednesday of May, August, and November.
Parking restrictions are from 8am - 4pm Tuesday for the north and east sides and 8am - 4pm Wednesday for the south and west sides of the street.
What happens to vehicles not moved?
Vehicles not move in street sweeping areas are subject to ticketing and towing at owner's expense. A 'No Parking Zone' ticket is $50 and towing is $125 plus $18 storage for each 24 hour period (verified as of 3/22/10). Towed vehicles may be retrieved from the City of Columbus Impound Lot at 2700 Impound Lot Road.
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Street Sweeping Program
The City of Columbus Street Sweeping information including schedules, city wide maps and contact information can be found here.
If you'd like to help distribute windshield reminders, please contact us. The Italian Village is separated into three sections each with about 1-2 hours of work and 175-200 flyers.
Click here to email us with your contact information and availability.
This map also highlights which roads are swept and receive reminders. Please read street signs to confirm before parking.