City Right-Of-Way Snow
Snow cleared from within the city right-of-way (sidewalks, on-street parking, alleys) by property owners may be placed
and piled responsibly within the city right-of-way provided that the piled snow does not:
- block or narrow a driving lane
- obstruct vision for motorists at any intersection
- otherwise threaten public health or safety
- take up public parking from other businesses without their permission
If any of the above conditions exist, the city may immediately issue a citation and/or have the snow removed at the
expense of the person who caused the snow to be placed as a hazard or nuisance. City crews will pick up snow that is properly placed within the city right-of-way as time and resources allow.
Private Property Snow
City ordinance prohibits snow that originates on private property from being placed within the city right-of-way at any
time. No owner, occupant, or person in charge of any land or building shall permit any person to deposit or clean snow
or ice onto any part of any street, sidewalk or alley.
The city may immediately issue a citation and/or have the snow removed at the expense of the person who caused the
snow to be placed within the city right-of-way.
It is the obligation of all persons clearing snow to do so in a responsible manner that is consistent with City
ordinance. City ordinance seeks to be protective of public safety. Proper snow management practices are also
considerate to our neighbors and those who live and work in our community. The responsibility of proper snow
management applies to all snow whether it originates in the city right-of-way or on private property.
City code of Ordinance sections 106-11 and 112-372 both speak to the issue of proper snow removal.
Contact Code Compliance Officer Lee Sandok Baker at 715-395-7596 or firstname.lastname@example.org with
questions or concerns.
Download a copy of the code: 2018 SNOW PAMPHLET