Shovel Your Sidewalks This Winter!


As the days get shorter and colder, it's never too early to start thinking about how winter weather may affect Portland's streets and sidewalks!

Did you know that Portland City Code requires ALL property owners to shovel snow from sidewalks after a snowstorm? City Charter 17.28.025 states:

"The owner(s) and/or occupant(s) of land adjacent to any street in the City shall be responsible for snow and ice removal from sidewalks abutting or immediately adjacent to such land, notwithstanding any time limitations."

This means that if you own property in Portland, it is your responsibility to remove snow and/or ice from the sidewalk as soon as possible after a snow storm. When property owners neglect this rule, they make walking less safe for everyone during winter weather events!

Please, shovel your sidewalks this winter and get others to shovel too! If your workplace has a sidewalk, please tell your property manager about your responsibility to the city and to your neighbors.