Property owners are responsible for maintaining the city sidewalk and the boulevard abutting their property. These responsibilities include replacement or reconstruction of defective sidewalks, mowing the boulevard areas and maintaining them in a safe condition. Construction or repair of public sidewalks requires a sidewalk permit and inspection. A link to permit information is provided below.

The city realizes that these sidewalk policies place a financial burden on property owners, so the Sidewalk Repair Program was developed to help lessen costs to the property owner while enhancing pedestrian safety. In addition to addressing safety concerns, the Sidewalk Repair Program lessens the potential for liability claims against both property owners and the city. Information on the program can be found by following the link below.

Property owners are also responsible for clearing the public sidewalk adjacent to their property and keeping them free of snow and ice at all time. The policy below provides details.