City of Denver Snow Removal Regulations – Business have 4 hours & homeowners have 24 hours to remove snow from sidewalks.
Safety is the major concern when it comes to snow removal. Not removing snow from heavily walked sidewalks & parking lots will make a more dangerous environment as packed snow turns to ice. Plowing snow in parking lots and shoveling snow off sidewalks alleviates issues with ice. Snow should be plowed or shoveled to an area where it will not melt & drain back across the the sidewalk or parking lot.
Below is taken from the city of Denver’s Snow Plan regarding snow removal regulations & requirements for the removal of snow after a storm (http://www.denversnowplan.com/resources.htm#snowremoval).
“Denver requires property owners to clear their walkways so that EVERYONE has safe access throughout the City! Senior citizens, people with disabilities, parents with strollers, and mail carriers -just to name a few -struggle to negotiate hazardous walkways…we need to do our part to make our community safe and accessible for all.
- Homeowners: Once snow has stopped falling, residences have twenty-four (24) hours to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property.
- Businesses: Once snow has stopped falling, businesses have four (4) hours to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property.
- Report A Problem: Please contact Denver 3-1-1 to provide the address of unshoveled sidewalks.
- Enforcement: Denver performs proactive inspections in business districts, and we rely on citizen complaints to help us identify those property owners that need to be educated about sidewalk safety requirements.
The vast majority of people comply with the first sidewalk safety notice issued by the City. In the rare instances where a property owner refuses to comply, Denver takes escalating legal action, which can include issuing an Administrative Citation that carries a $150 penalty. Denver manages 3,000 sidewalk safety cases a year.”
At A Better Garden we are proactive and provide snow removal service based on the tolerance specified in a contract or earlier, when requested. We work through the night removing snow to provide safe access to your business or home. Whatever your snow removal needs we are here for you. Contact us today (303) 433-3750 or fill out the contact form below to get your home or business setup with a snow removal contract.