Snow Removal Reminder

published: December 18th, 2020 by in Community

Management has received reports that some residents have not cleared their sidewalks from the recent snow/ice storm. This is a reminder that property owners and residents are responsible for removing snow and ice from their driveway aprons, their lead walk, and any and all sidewalks adjacent to their property. After a storm, property and business owners are expected to clear sidewalks within 24-72 hours of the last snowfall. City crews coordinate road clearing and sidewalk work depending on the severity of the storm. Accessible curb ramps, sidewalks, and pathways on publicly-owned property are cleared by crews from city departments.

Sidewalks/Surfaces Must be Cleared After Snowfall (or ice) within:

* 1-3 inches = 24 hours
* 3-9 inches = 48 hours
* More than 10 inches = 72 hours

**Violators can be fined, so make sure you clear your sidewalks! 

Don’t have ice melt?

You can use sand and/or kitty litter to provide additional traction on icy sidewalks. You can also use this homemade solution as an alternative to help melt the ice.  In a bucket, combine the following ingredients. Once you pour the homemade ice melt mixture onto your sidewalk or driveway, the snow and ice will begin to bubble up and melt. Just keep a shovel handy to scrape away any leftover pieces of ice.

  •  1/2 gallon of hot water
  • 6 drops of dish soap
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol

Uncleared Sidewalks/Surfaces:

If you require assistance to remove snow or ice, and you do not have the financial means to hire someone to do this for you, contact Senior Social Services at 240-314-8810. SSS is also looking for volunteers and contractors for snow removal.

If you need to report a sidewalk that has not been properly cleared, please click here and fill out the online form OR call 240-314-8330, and someone from the City of Rockville Code Enforcement Division will inspect the property.  *Please keep in mind City employees are working remotely, but they are checking voicemails, emails, and returning calls.

We appreciate everyone helping out and we hope everyone stays safe and warm!