Streets

Reporting Needed Street Maintenance
To report needed street maintenance, please call 425-257-8800 or fill out a Service Request Online. Examples of this type of maintenance are:
  • Down or damaged stop or yield signs
  • Fallen trees in the right-of-way
  • Hazardous road conditions
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Emergency Reporting
If this is an emergency, call the Public Works after-hours emergency line at 425-257-8821.

About the Streets Maintenance Division

The Streets Maintenance Division maintains:
  • 270 alleys
  • 290 miles of roadway
  • 750 miles of sidewalks and walkways
  • More than 16,500 street signs
  • Numerous lane markers
Street Sweeping
The goal is to sweep residential neighborhoods on a 6 week schedule. The business areas and truck routes are swept weekly. The Central Business District (CBD) is hard to sweep due to the number of buildings that have businesses on the 1st floor and residents on the upper floors. To minimize the impact of sweeping in the CBD, the area is swept in 2 hour increments, 3 days per week.

Brush Cutting
Grass cutting and trimming is the responsibility of the abutting property owners. If owners fail to maintain the grass within the right-of-way, the city will try to contact the property owner and ask them to maintain the grass. When the property owner still fails to maintain the grass, 1 or 2 times per year streets staff uses tractor mowers to cut vegetation back from the edge of the pavement.

Streets Maintenance Division staff also respond to requests for tree clearance maintenance on the city's rights-of-way.

Adopt-a-Street Program
For more information on Everett's Adopt-a-Street Program, please visit our webpage.