Snow Removal

Main streets, or most streets with stripes, are the priority for Public Works and our largest plows. These are the streets that carry most of the city’s traffic as well as emergency vehicles and public transportation.

Public Works may use anti-icer and de-icer to improve the condition of the roads, both when snow starts to fall, and after snow has accumulated on the pavement. De-icing may be accomplished with the use of “Ice Slicer,” a dry, naturally mined mix of chlorides or with liquid magnesium chloride (often referred to simply as "Mag Chloride").

For up-to-date information on Denver Public Works' snow plan, please visit,

Street Sweeping

Residential streets are swept once a month from April through November.

Because we can't sweep under parked cars, we need your cooperation to move your car on sweeping day.

Street sweeping schedules are posted on residential signs which designate the sweeping day for each side of the block.

Report street and sidewalk problems to 311 using the online help form

Report problems like: 

    • Potholes / Sinkholes
    • Ice on streets or sidewalks
    • Debris on the street
    • Icy sidewalks

Or Contact 311 By Phone

Within Denver dial: 3-1-1 Outside Denver: 720-913-1311