SNOW REMOVAL ORDINANCE STATUS: Inactive
The County’s snow removal ordinance becomes active after a snow/ice weather event has concluded.
The County’s snow removal ordinance requires all Arlington property owners to clear snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their property within a designated time period. The ordinance also prohibits transferring or depositing snow and ice from private property onto public property. Individual homeowners who are physically incapable of complying with the Ordinance are exempt (read about exemptions, below).
Providing clear, safe roadways and pedestrian routes ensures access to jobs, schools and services in our walkable community. The snow removal ordinance helps ensure safe access for pedestrians and to make all transportation modes available as soon as possible after a snow storm.
Even though some individuals are exempt from the Ordinance, it’s our hope that everyone will do the best they can to clear sidewalks, keeping our community safe and walkable.
The snow issues form opens only after snowfall has ended, varying with each storm.
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