Denver requires property owners to clear their walkways, including adjacent ADA ramps, 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.

  • Timing: Once snow has stopped falling, businesses have four (4) hours, and residents have twenty-four (24) 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 relies on citizen complaints to help us identify those property owners that need to be educated about sidewalk safety requirements.
  • Tips: For how to properly shovel snow, please visit Denver Health's Snow Removal Injury Prevention