Snow Removal of Sidewalks

As the snow season has arrived, we want to remind residential and commercial property owners of the regulations regarding sidewalks. The City of Toledo is currently clearing city owned bridge walkways.

Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors and children to walk safely. Please keep your neighbors in mind and remember, it is a requirement in our Municipal Code that snow must be removed from commercial and residential properties within 24 hours. 

521.01. Removal of snow and ice from walks. The occupants of each single residential, commercial or industrial property and the owner of any multiple residential, commercial or industrial property or of any unoccupied or unimproved property, abutting upon public walks shall clear the walk of snow, ice, dirt, or any other debris within twenty-four hours after such deposit.

We strongly urge residents to take care when traveling in areas where sidewalks have not been shoveled, as well as urging neighbors to assist neighbors who may not be physically capable of snow removal to clear their sidewalks.

The City requests commercial businesses that have not already cleared their sidewalks; especially on main roads within the City do so immediately. 

Residential streets are beginning to get a first and second pass through with City plows. If your residential street has not been plowed, please contact 419-936-2020. Alleyways will be cleared only if they have refuse service.

As a reminder, if you have the ability to park your vehicles off of City streets when there is major snow accumulation, please do so.  Less cars on streets enables snow crews to clear streets more efficiently.  

Posted by Stacy Weber on Tuesday, February 03, 2015.