Sidewalk Snow & Ice Removal

St. Cloud Ordinance 680:05 requires property owners to clear public sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. This is necessary to ensure the safety of people using the sidewalks during winter.

  • Shovel sidewalks on all sides of your property, the full width of the sidewalk.
  • Remove ice to bare pavement and treat with salt or sand, if needed.
  • If you have corner property, clear curb cuts at corners and crosswalks to the street gutter to facilitate handicap accessibility.
  • Pile snow into your yard and boulevard. It's against the law to shovel snow into streets and alleys.
  • Make arrangements for someone to take over while you are away.

Failure to comply may result in snow and ice removal by City staff. Property owners are billed for these service, and unpaid bills will be added to property tax statements.

To report an unshoveled sidewalk, please contact Public Works at 320-650-2900.

Sidewalk covered in snow and sidewalk cleared of snow