The City provides information on sidewalk cleaning enforcement times. Policies differ for commercial and residential properties.
Residential property owners must clean the sidewalks adjoining their property and 18 inches from the curb into the street. Sanitation agents can only issue violations for dirty sidewalks in front of residential property from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 7 days a week. Enforcement times may differ for properties used for both commercial and residential purposes.
Commercial property owners must clean the sidewalks adjoining their property and 18 inches from the curb into the street. Enforcement times are limited to two one hour periods per day and vary according to which sanitation section the address is located in.
Business owners can also request a commercial enforcement routing sticker, which lists the times during which the Department of Sanitation can issue tickets for dirty sidewalks and gutters.