Street & Walkways Education & Enforcement Program (SWEEP) is a City-run program created to educate Philadelphia citizens about their responsibilities under the Sanitation Code. SWEEP enforces the law through street patrols by uniformed officers, computerized tracking of code violation notices, and adjudication of violations. Through education and enforcement, SWEEP supports and enhances individual and community efforts to maintain a clean City.
Compliance with the sanitation laws is cost effective. Keeping litter off the streets to begin with is less expensive than cleaning it up.
SWEEP officers will work with residential communities to address problem locations. In cases of non-compliance, SWEEP officers will issue warnings and citations to the appropriate individuals.
SWEEP is a comprehensive, centralized, and accessible resource for information about the Sanitation Code. Intensified patrols by SWEEP officers will increase awareness of the Sanitation Code. Intensified patrols by SWEEP officers will increase awareness of the Sanitation Code, reduce the number of violations, and hold violators accountable, to make Philadelphia a cleaner and safer place for all to do business.
Clear Away Snow and Ice
Within six hours of the end of a snowfall or freezing rain, you must clear a path at least 30 inches wide on your sidewalk. Do not shovel or sweep the snow into the street. The penalty for violating this regulation can range from a minimum fine of $25 up to $300 for each violation.
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