The City of Evanston reminds residents and businesses of their responsibility to remove snow and ice from walkways after a winter event.

Homeowners & businesses are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours after any snowfall. If snow is packed and difficult to remove, please use salt or sand to make sidewalks passable.

Landlords are responsible for keeping sidewalks, parking lots and all common areas, including open stairwells, free from all hazardous conditions at all times.

Sidewalks should be completely cleared to allow everyone, including people with disabilities and the elderly, to travel freely using the sidewalks instead of the street.

Removal of snow and ice from the side-walks, curb cuts and parking lots can help to prevent needless accidents and injuries. Also be aware of elderly or disabled neighbors that cannot shovel their own walks and offer to help.

All residents should use extra caution while shoveling wet and heavy snow.

Learn about all City of Evanston snow regulations here>>>