Winter sidewalk clearing

TIFFIN, OHIO – February 13, 2018 – As we continue to deal with winter weather, including snow and ice accumulation, the city would like to give a friendly reminder to residents that it is the property owner’s responsibility to maintain and clear sidewalks abutting their property.

The regulation is set forth in City Ordinance 904.07(b): “It shall be the duty of the owner of each and every parcel of real estate in the City abutting upon any sidewalk to keep such sidewalk abutting his premises free and clear of snow and ice and to remove thereform all snow and ice accumulated thereon within a reasonable time, which will not exceed twelve (12) hours after the abatement of any storm during which snow and ice may have accumulated.”

When clearing sidewalks and driveways with snow blowers or plows, residents should take care that the snow is not deposited in the street, alleyways, or on someone else’s property.

If you have any questions or concerns about sidewalk clearing and maintenance, or to make a complaint about a sidewalk that has not been cleared within the allotted time period, please contact the Tiffin Police Department to speak with dispatch at 419-447-2323.