November 22, 2017
January 11, 2017
Written by Public Works Staff
Simple snow removal rules

After the latest round of snow this week, property owners should adhere to some simple snow removal rules to keep our community safe for everyone.

  • Time: Once the snowfall is over, property owners have 48 hours to remove snow from any city sidewalk.
  • Territory: You may only move snow to your property, and public right-of-ways or boulevards directly adjacent to your property.
  • Transfer: You cannot blow, shovel or transfer snow to streets or public property.

The city does monitor for violators of this policy, and often receives reports to investigate violations. Once a violation is investigated and confirmed, the city notifies the property owner that they are in violation and what needs to be addressed. If the property owner does not clear the snow properly within 48 hours of the notice being given, the city will clear it and charge the service to the property owner.

We encourage everyone to remember to be proactive in keeping the sidewalks safe after snowfalls. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Code Enforcement office at 701-433-5400 or

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