Snow and Ice Removal Violation Examples & Information
What is a Snow and Ice Removal Violation?
Snow and Ice: Within 24 hours of the last accumulation, residents must remove the snow and/or ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property.
It shall be unlawful for any owner or the agent or the tenant of such owner of any lot, block, or parcel of land within the city to allow any snow, sleet, ice, or other obstruction to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk adjoining such lot, block, or parcel of land within the city for longer than 24 hours from the time of the last accumulation of such snow, sleet, ice, or other obstruction.
The director shall have the authority to remove any obstruction from a public street or sidewalk which has been deposited in violation of this section at the cost of the owner or agent or tenant of such owner of the lot, block, or parcel of land from which the accumulation or deposit originated.
(Code 1975, § 61-27; Ord. No. 2310, § 1, 3-21-94; Ord. No. 2500, § 1, 3-16-98; Ord. No. 3022, § 1, 12-18-07)
Responding to a Code Violation Notice
What to do if you receive a notice: Follow the instructions given on the notice to correct the violation by the required date. If you do not understand the violation or have questions, call the officer whose name and phone number is provided on the notice.
Requesting additional time: If you cannot correct the violation by the date required on your notice, you must contact the issuing officer before that date. The officer will review your case to determine if there are any options for assistance or a possible extension. Extensions are not guaranteed but may be granted when need can be demonstrated.
If you choose not to comply:
A Notice of Hearing to Show Cause may be issued. If you receive this you will be issued a date and time to appear for a hearing to discuss your case. The Hearing Officer will determine if there is a violation and establish a new compliance date after which abatement action may occur.
An Abatement may be scheduled. Abatement means that the City will take action to correct a violation, such as towing a vehicle, mowing a lawn, taking down a fence, or picking up trash and junk. Abatement action may occur immediately or may be the result of an order issued by the Associate Judge. In all cases of abatement, the violator will be charged for the cost of the work performed by the City and/or contractor, administrative fees and any applicable hearing costs. The City allows 30 days to pay for the abatement or a lien may be filed against your property.
A summons to appear in Municipal Court may be issued. Once this occurs, it is up to the Judge to determine the outcome of the case, which may include fines, restitution if applicable, and costs associated with the court process. If you receive a summons and have questions, call the Municipal Court at 720-977-5400 or contact the officer that issued you the summons.