City begins enforcing sidewalk clearing ordinance today

Northeast News
March 4, 2013

The City of Kansas City, Mo., began enforcing the provisions of the sidewalk clearing ordinance today, which is in Sec. 64-246 of the City’s Code of Ordinances.

Residents may make complaints regarding uncleared sidewalks to the 311 Call Center beginning Monday morning by calling 311 or (816) 513-1313 or online at www.kcmo.org/311. These complaints will be handled by the Neighborhood Preservation Division of the City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department. Penalties for non-compliance will depend on the violation’s severity. Most fines will likely range between $25-$100.

According to Sec. 64.246 of the Code of Ordinances, “it shall be the duty of all persons owning or occupying any real property, fronting upon any street, boulevard or highway, to remove from the sidewalks in front or alongside of such property all ice and snow within a reasonable time after cessation of a storm depositing such ice or snow. The provisions of chapter 62, article III, pertaining to littering, and penalties for violations thereof, shall be applicable to violations of this section.”

To view the sidewalk clearing ordinance online,  visit http://library.municode.com/HTML/10156/level3/PTIICOOR_CH64STSIPUPL_ARTVIISI.html#PTIICOOR_CH64STSIPUPL_ARTVIISI_S64-246REICSN.

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