Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation to Begin Clearing “DIBS” from City Streets

February 8, 2022

Residents are encouraged to remove chairs, cones, and other objects in shoveled parking spaces

CHICAGO - The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) today announced that crews will begin clearing objects used by residents to hold shoveled parking spaces, known commonly as “dibs,” beginning Friday, February 11, 2022. DSS crews will pick up any unclaimed items along their daily garbage collection routes, with special attention given to requests received via the City’s 311 system.

“Since last week’s storm, DSS crews have been diligently working to address snow and ice to ensure all Chicago’s streets are safe and passable for residents,” said DSS Commissioner Cole Stallard. “At this time, we ask residents to please be neighborly, and pick up any personal items they may currently have on the street.” 

Residents are encouraged to remove their chairs, cones, and other objects, particularly items they want to keep.

To report a concern about “dibs” on your block, please call 311 or visit                                            




Mimi Simon
(312) 744-2878

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