“If you think no one is checking on you to make sure you’re actually shoveling your sidewalk after it snows, think again.
If your neighbor isn’t happy with the icy sidewalks in front of your home or business, they can call 311. And if they do, there’s a good chance you’ll get a visit from one of Denver’s zoning inspectors.
Since Oct. 1, city inspectors said they have responded to 895 reports of snow-related issues. Of those, they’ve only issued nine citations.
“The reason this number is so low is because our first visit is always to talk with a property owner or tenant first,” said a spokesperson for Denver’s Community Planning and Development department. “This initial warning almost always works to resolve the snowy sidewalk.”
After the initial warning is given, businesses have four hours before inspectors return to make sure the job is done. Homeowners have a day to do it. If the snowy sidewalk isn’t cleaned, a fine of $150 is issued.”
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Chaves, Jordan. Channel 9 News 2 December 2019.