In the wake of the recent snowfall, here's a reminder of what the City of St. Cloud requires of residents when it comes to clearing those sidewalks.

The City of St. Cloud requires property owners to clear public sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall.

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

Remember to shovel a 3-foot area clear of snow around fire hydrants too. Seconds matter in the event of a fire!

While we're at it, a Snow Emergency is in effect for St. Cloud effective through 12:01 AM Tuesday (1/21) morning. Illegal Snow Emergency parking will result in vehicle towing.

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