Clarksburg WV

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Winter Sidewalk Responsibilities

Snow and Ice Removal from Sidewalks in the City of Clarksburg

During this time of year, it is important to remind residents and property owners that the City of Clarksburg has regulations to keep sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice.  These regulations are in place to ensure the safety of all pedestrians in our community from serious injury and life-threatening hazards, whether they are mail carriers or school children.

Property owners are required to clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours of a snow event.  Snow and ice removal from personal walkways, stairs, driveways, and parking spaces is at the discretion of the property owner.  However, if these walkways, stairs, driveways, and parking spaces are for rental or business property, they fall within the same 24 hour clean up standard. 

These regulations and enforcement measures are provided in Clarksburg City Code 541.08 Snow & Ice on Sidewalks & in City of Clarksburg Property Maintenance Standards 3.2-3 “Sidewalks & Driveways”.

Please be a good neighbor by keeping sidewalks and driveway entrances safe from snow and ice.  Also, please offer to help those in your neighborhood who may be less able to shovel their own sidewalks.

Important Links:

Tips for Safe Snow Shoveling

City of Clarksburg: Codified Ordinance 541.08