Snow or Ice on Sidewalks Report

While snow is falling, complaints will not be taken about snowy or icy sidewalks. After the snow stops falling, property owners must clear a path for pedestrians and remove snow from sidewalks next to bus stops and hydrants as follows:

  • If snowfall ends between 7 AM and 5 PM, property owners must clear sidewalks within 4 hours.
  • If snowfall ends between 5 PM and 7 AM, property owners must clear sidewalks before 11 AM.

The City may issue property owners a summons for a failure to clear the sidewalks within these time frames.

You can make a complaint at any time about snow or ice on sidewalks in front of public property, such as bus stop shelters, park paths, or schools. You can also make a complaint about snow or ice on sidewalks in front of private property after property owners have had an appropriate amount of time to clear their sidewalks.