Storm Water Quality

Sweep Your Street

Did you know it is the responsibility of property owners to maintain the sidewalk and street gutter area along the property? The City does selectively sweep streets, however, it is costly and parking must be restricted during service.

Everyone can make a difference by keeping our streets clean by maintaining the area along your property – or by organizing a street sweep!

Sweep your Street, litter harms our oceans.

Revised Ordinances of Honolulu Section 14-5.1 Cleaning of sidewalks.

(a) Every property owner whose land abuts or adjoins a public street shall continually maintain, and keep clean, passable and free from weeds and noxious growths, the sidewalk and gutter area which abuts or adjoins the property owner’s property; provided, however, that this requirement shall not apply where maintenance of an abutting sidewalk and gutter may be hazardous to the owner, or where a sidewalk and gutter, although abutting the owner’s residential property, are so situated that there is no reasonable access from the property to the sidewalk and gutter.

(b) The term “sidewalk” as used herein, shall mean that portion of a street between a curb line or the pavement of a roadway, and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians, including any setback area acquired by the city for road widening purposes. The term “gutter” as used herein, shall mean that paved portion of a roadway immediately adjacent to the curb or that portion of a roadway in concrete and 12 to 14 inches wide immediately adjacent to the curb.

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