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Who's responsible for clearing the snow from sidewalks?

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-22 00:18:39-05

INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosiers continue to dig out of this week's massive winter storm, some sidewalks are still covered with snow and ice.

You can view the list below to see who is responsible for clearing sidewalks in your city.

Indianapolis
Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from their sidewalks, according to the Indiana Department of Public Works.

Indy DPW asks you don't push the snow into ice, crosswalks, alley entrances, or near fire hydrants.

"If snow stops falling after 7 p.m., you must clear your sidewalk by 9 a.m. the following morning," the department's website read. "If snow stops falling after 9 a.m., you must clear your sidewalk by 7 p.m."

If you aren't able to clear the snow, you are asked to hire a contractor, ask for help, or call 211.

Property owners who don't clear their sidewalks could face a $50 fine, but snow covering your sidewalks from snowplows won't result in a fine.

Fishers
Property owners are responsible for clearing the snow from their sidewalks.

Avon
Residents and business owners are required to clear sidewalks, but the town will typically clear multiuse paved paths.