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The City of Evanston reminds residents, landlords and businesses of their responsibility to remove snow and ice from sidewalks after a winter event. Sidewalks, parking lots and all common areas including open stairwells, must be kept free from hazardous conditions at all times. 

  • Sidewalks should be completely cleared to allow everyone, includiung people with disabilities, children walking to school and the elderly, to travel freely using the sidewalks instead of the street.
  • Businesses are responsible for clearing sidewalks adjacent to their property; Snow should be removed a minimum of 36” away from the building to avoid citation. 
  • Snow should be removed as to not block any public right of way (alleys, sidewalks, fire hydrants and streets).
  • If you are a corner residence or business, snow must be removed on both sides of the building to the street crosswalk to be ADA compliant.
  • Removal of snow and ice from the sidewalks, curb cuts and parking lots can help to prevent needless accidents and injuries.

Volunteers Needed  

The City is seeking volunteers for the Snow Shoveling Program for Seniors & Disabled. If you have already dug yourself out, please consider helping others who cannot help themselves. To volunteer, call 3-1-1 or visit here>>>

Snow Shoveling Program for Seniors & Disabled Persons

This City of Evanston is happy to connect the elderly and disabled with volunteers that are willing to assist with snow shoveling; this new program has been developed to assist these community members in need. Those requesting assistance will be provided a list of individuals in the community that are willing and able to assist! Learn more here>>>