Big Snow Day! Know Boulder’s Snow Removal Codes



City of Boulder Sidewalk Snow Removal Rules

It looks like snow is on the way! The City of Boulder’s sidewalk snow removal rules are important to know and follow. This is how they outline it on their website:

All owners or residents of private property must have the snow on their sidewalks cleared within 24 hours after it stops snowing. Shoveling sidewalks helps prevent accidents and increases accessibility for pedestrians.

If your sidewalk is adjacent to a primary snow route, please wait until the snow plows have cleared the streets before shoveling. Plows may need to push snow onto curbs and sidewalks to keep the streets clear.

Boulder’s Code Enforcement Officers can issue a summons to persons failing to comply with the snow removal ordinance. The fine for a first offense is $100. The maximum fine is $1,000 and 90 days in jail. To report sidewalk snow removal violations, please call Code Enforcement at 303-441-3333.

Violations can result in a municipal summons issued to the responsible party and/or an abatement. Abatement includes calling in a private snow removal contractor to clear the sidewalks. The property owner will be charged a $50 administrative fee along with the cost to remove the snow. Properties receiving an abatement warning have 24 hours from the time and date written on the top of the warning to remove the snow themselves.

Adult residents, property owners and agents are all responsible for sidewalk snow removal for a single-family dwelling, a duplex, a triplex or a four-plex. Property owners and their agents are responsible for sidewalk snow removal for other multi-family properties as well as commercial and industrial properties. Snow removed from sidewalks needs to be kept on the property. It is against city code to deposit snow (plow, shovel or coarse to deposit) upon any street sidewalk or alley.

To report sidewalk snow removal violations, please call Code Enforcement at 303-441-3333.

Find more information on the City of Boulder’s website:

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