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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Property Owners Reminded to Keep Sidewalks Clear of Snow and Debris

Clearing Sidewalks

The City of Twin Falls would like to remind residents that it sometimes snows in Twin Falls and both home and business owners have been expected to keep sidewalks clear since 1958. Although it’s nothing new, the City is reminding property owners that they’re responsible for clearing sidewalk of snow and other debris, according to Twin Falls City Code.

According to City Code 7.5.1, “every owner, tenant or occupant of the premises abutting or adjoining any sidewalk or alley in the City shall be required to remove all snow, ice and rubbish from any such sidewalks and all rubbish from such alleys.”

Furthermore the code also allows the City of Twin Falls to clear obstructed sidewalks and send the bill to the property owner. However, the City always tries to work with the property owner before enforcement action. Some are physically and financially unable to clear sidewalks.

“This is about being a good neighbor,” said Twin Falls City Mayor Ruth Pierce. “We have always had this expectation that home and business owners will keep their sidewalks clear. However, we hear from residents who say they’re upset that many sidewalks are never cleared until the snow melts.”

Property owners are asked to move snow from sidewalks to the adjacent property, and to please not move snow into streets and storm drains, which can cause isolated flooding.

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