The Engineering Department reviews and inspects public sidewalks on a ten-year cycle as required by City Ordinance (Title 7, Chapter 2, Article A). The City is divided into ten zones and one zone is inspected each year. By City Ordinance, abutting property owners are required to maintain and repair public sidewalks. Abutting property owners will be notified in writing if they have defective sidewalk to repair. The City funds repairs at corners, alleys, and other public properties. Recreation trails are also inspected on this ten-year cycle by zone. This year's zone map can be viewed by clicking the link below:
- Sidewalk and Trail Inspection Zone Map (pdf file)
Maintenance and repair of public sidewalks is not only important to the appearance and value of property, but also helps protect the property owner and the City from liability for public injury that may occur on improperly maintained sidewalk.