Surviving Winter 101: Get to Know Your City’s Snow Removal Laws

According to Philadelphia Code 10-720, “The owner, agent and tenants of any building or premises shall clear a path of not less than 36 inches in width on all sidewalks abutting the building or premises within 6 hours after the snow has ceased to fall … Where the width of any pavement measured from the property line to the curb is less than 3 feet, the path cleared may be only 12 inches in width.” Residents can also be penalized for dumping the snow from their sidewalks into the street. While not part of the sidewalk snow-removal code, the city also requests that residents help keep snow clear of storm drains and fire hydrants. – See more at: http://goo.gl/fxu76d

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