Accessibility Statement

Snow Removal

The City of Rock Springs would like to remind residents that it is against City Ordinance to shovel snow onto City Streets. Snow and ice should be removed from sidewalks and walkways but stay on the property as to not cause access or draining issues.
6-113Dangerous Sidewalks.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any premises knowingly to allow any sidewalk abutting on or in front of any building or premises owned or occupied by him, to be or to remain out of repair, so as to be in any way unsafe or dangerous for travelers thereon. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any of the foregoing provisions of this section, and, after having received notice from the Street Commissioner that such sidewalk is out of repair and in unsafe or dangerous condition, to fail, neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements of such notice, or to fail, refuse or neglect to put the same in a safe condition. (Ord. No. 25-13, Rev. Ord. 1938; Rev. Ord. 1963).

6-114 Cleaning Sidewalks.

(a) It shall be the duty of the occupant (or the owner, if the premises are not occupied) of any premises within the limits of this City, to keep the sidewalks in front thereof free from accumulation of snow and ice, mud, waste and offensive material, and to remove the same with reasonable dispatch.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to allow or permit snow, ice, mud, waste or offensive material to remain or be upon the sidewalk in front of his residence or place of business in this City, for a period of more than two hours after being notified by the Marshal or Deputy Marshal to remove the same from said sidewalk. (Ord. No. 121, 1-2-12; 25-14(a & b), Rev. Ord. 1938; Rev. Ord. 1963).
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit any snow, ice, mud, waste, or offensive material into a public right-of-way except under the following conditions:
     (i) Snow and ice removed from sidewalks, driveways, and other portions of a private property shall, to the extent possible, remain on that same private property.
     (ii)  Snow and ice may be moved into the street right-of-way adjoining that same private property only if storm drains, intersections, driveways, and travel ways are not impeded.
           Drainage and access issues caused by depositing of snow and ice from private properties into the public right-of-way will not become the responsibility of the city to mitigate. 
           (Ord. No. 2011-13, 12/20/11)

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