Sidewalk Snow Removal
Don’t Wait: Shovel Within 48
Everyone should have safe access to our sidewalks during winter. That’s why the City of Sioux Falls requires that they all be cleared 48 hours after any snow or ice accumulation.
It’s the responsibility of property owners or those in possession of property to clear all snow and ice after a winter storm. Others rely on you to travel safely throughout our community. The elderly, disabled, and schoolchildren especially need sidewalks cleared for safe passage during the winter months.
Failure to clear sidewalks will result in citations and other costs to you. For more information about snow removal, contact Property Maintenance at 605-978-6900.
Property owners have up to 48 hours to clear sidewalks after snow has stopped falling. Sidewalk snow reports filed before the 48-hour threshold will not be investigated.
Report Sidewalk Snow Concerns
Track Active Snow Violations
To provide ease of access and transparency, the City of Sioux Falls uses Neighborhood Connect to allow the public to view, track and create alerts for all active snow violations:
For more information about how to use Neighborhood Connect, watch this video tutorial:
231 N. Dakota Ave.
P.O. Box 7402
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7402
The City of Sioux Falls has several ordinances focused on sidewalk snow and ice removal:
Chapter 96 – Snow and Ice Removal
- 96.100 Duty to Remove
- 96.101 Notice
- 96.102 Disposal of Snow and Ice
- 96.103 City May Remove
- 96.104 Special Assessment for Snow and Ice Removal
- 96.105 Violation
Chapter 40 – Administrative Code Enforcement
- Section 40.999 (a) lists the code provisions under Administrative Code Enforcement, including a reference to Chapter 96: Streets and Sidewalks.
- Section 40.999 (b) lists the three levels of progressive penalties; $100, $200, and $300.