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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are residents required to clear snow from the sidewalk?

  • Yes, residential property owners are required to clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property.

Is there any additional cost or property tax assessment with the installation of a new sidewalk?

  • No, there is no assessment or cost when a new sidewalk is installed. Sidewalks are installed entirely within the county public right-of-way.

Is installation of a sidewalk contingent upon approval of the adjacent property owners?

  • No, the decision is made based on a public use and need for the community-at-large.

Who can request installation of a sidewalk?

  • A sidewalk can originate from an individual, elected official or an association.

Does the Annual Sidewalk Program install curbs and gutters?

  • No, installation of curb and gutters only is the responsibility of the Division of Operations. That phone number is: 240-777-7623 (ROAD).

Does the Annual Sidewalk Program repair and maintain sidewalks?

  • No, repairs and maintenance of sidewalks is the responsibility of the Division of Operations. That phone number is: 240-777-7623 (ROAD).