City Sidewalk Program
The City often receives calls concerning sidewalk repairs. Below you will find the criteria for determining whether or not a sidewalk needs to be repaired.
- The sidewalk has sunken or raised to a height difference of 1" or more between sections.
- The sidewalk has cracked into 3 or more pieces, has cracks greater than 1/2" or is missing a full depth piece of concrete.
- The sidewalk has spalled over 75% of the surface.
Possible Other Criteria
- Sidewalk has vertical changes 1" or greater.
- Sidewalk has excessive cross slope, exceeding 4 inches in 4 feet.
C = Cracked slab
D = Dip or drop in slab
M = Missing slabs that are required to be installed
S = Slope of slab toward the street
V = Vertical misalignment of the slab
X = Complete removal of the slab
X-city = City will perform complete removal of the slab for repair
DID YOU KNOW?
The City instituted a city ordinance regarding sidewalk repairs that date back to 1984:
1022.03 DUTY TO INSTALL AND MAINTAIN SIDEWALKS.
Q: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SIDEWALK MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS?
A: The property owner is required to fix and maintain sidewalks in the City right-of-way.
Q: WHY DOES THE CITY TAKE CARE OF SOME REPAIRS AND NOT OTHERS?
A: The City has and will continue to plant city street trees, along with installing sewer lines. From time to time this may create reasons for repair, therefore these areas will be addressed in an order of priority, along with any potentially hazardous situations. Unfortunately, the City does not have the funds to repair all of the sidewalks immediately, therefore the owner is responsible for repairing their walk per the City ordinance.