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Clear The Walk (Please)

Post Date:01/10/2020 5:00 PM

ClearTheWalkSandy City works hard to maintain a safe and pleasant environment for our citizens. This includes providing a network of sidewalks and trails that residents can utilize as an alternative to cars. Keeping these routes clear during winter storms requires an extra team effort with residents and property owners. Sidewalks that are clear for pedestrian access provide accessible routes to school, work, and shopping. Additionally, they keep pedestrians out of the street and help reduce the possibility of serious injury from falls and other accidents. 

Each year the City’s Code Enforcement Officers respond to approximately 100 complaints regarding snow removal. Sandy City ordinance requires all property owners to remove snow, hail, and sleet from the sidewalks adjacent to their property. This must occur within 24 hours of the end of a storm event and snow may not be shoveled or pushed into the public street. Our officers work to remedy the problem in a timely manner, but failure to respond or repeat offenses may result in a citation.

Also, please remember that from Nov. 1–Apr. 30 of each year, parking on any city street is prohibited within 24 hours (before and after) of a winter storm. Vehicles parked on the street in violation of this ordinance increase the chance for accidents and impede the effective operation of snowplows. Sandy City Police may tow/impound the vehicle and issue a citation.

We appreciate your help in keeping the public streets and sidewalks safe for travel and making Sandy a great place to live. To report an issue, please use the CityServe App on your smart phone (sandy.utah.gov/citizen-connect) or call Code Enforcement at (801) 568-7254.