Please make Evanston safe for everyone this winter season by clearing snow and ice from the sidewalks around your property. A wide, clear path free of snow and ice benefits everyone, especially those with disabilities, seniors and children.

Be aware of your ongoing responsibility to remove snow and ice from walkways and spread salt, or sand, whenever there is a snowfall with an accumulation of four inches (4″) or more and within 24 hours.

  • Residents 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).
  • Residents are responsible for keeping sidewalks, parking lots and all common areas, including open stairwells, free from snow, ice, and all hazardous conditions at all times.
  • Failure to remove snow and ice may result in fines.

In the coming days, temperatures are forecasted to drop significantly below zero. City crews have been working diligently to plow and salt roads to support safe driving conditions. Read Storm Emergency Updates >>>

Residents are encouraged to contact 3-1-1 with any snow questions or concerns at 847-448-4311 or

For updates on Evanston’s snow situation, tune in to AM1650, turn on Cable Channel 16, visit the City’s web site,, visit the City’s Facebook/Twitter/City Blog from its home page or call 847-864-SNOW for a recorded message.