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FAQs

Create a Thriving Business District

STREET CLEANING AND REPAIR

Arterial streets are cleaned by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), which has cleaning schedules for different business districts depending on the use and amount of traffic experienced.

If you feel that your area is not receiving adequate cleaning levels, call the SDOT street maintenance crews to request additional service: north of Denny Way call 206-684-7508; south of Denny Way call 206-386-1218.

There is a Pothole Ranger crew assigned to each quadrant of the city. They schedule their work to take care of all the potholes reported within 48 hours. They also look for unreported potholes on arterial streets.

If you notice a pothole or the need for other minor street repairs, call the SDOT 24-hour Pothole Ranger Hotline at 206-386-1218. During Business hours you can call 206-684-7508 for areas north of Denny Way or 206-386-1218 for areas south of Denny Way.

Frequently asked questions:

How frequently does the Seattle Department of Transportation clean arterial streets?

Level of street cleaning depends on the location: downtown is cleaned nightly; major business districts are cleaned from twice a week to twice a month; and small business districts on arterials are cleaned once a month.

Will street cleaners sweep streets without curbs?

No, routine street sweeping does not include non-curbed streets. If your district lacks basic street features (curbs, drains, etc.) you may want to initiate a Business Improvement Area (BIA).

What if SDOT determines that a repair problem is beyond the scope of a quick repair?

If a pavement problem involves more than a quick repair, it will be added to the SDOT list of major maintenance projects and will be completed based on its relative priority and the funds available.

How do I report drainage problems in city streets?

You should report standing water, blocked inlets, or broken water mains to Seattle Public Utilities Customer Service at 206-684-3000. To report clogged sewers, call 206-684-7506 north of Denny Way and 206-386-1230 south of Denny Way.

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  • Seattle Department of Transportation
    Pothole Rangers 24-Hour Hotline------------------------------------ 206-386-1218
    Street cleaning and pothole reporting during business hours:
        North of Denny Way---------------------------------------------- 206-684-7508
        South of Denny Way---------------------------------------------- 206-386-1218
    Report potholes online at : http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/potholereport.htm
  • Seattle Public Utilities
    Clogged sewers North of Denny Way-------------------------------- 206-684-7506
    Clogged sewers South of Denny Way-------------------------------- 206-386-1230
    Other water related questions: SPU Customer Service------------- 206-684-3000
    General SPU website: http://www.seattle.gov/util/

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