Clearing Sidewalks Of Snow Makes A Safer Community For All

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

The weather forecasters say that a big winter storm is coming today, so we wanted to provide a friendly reminder of the City’s published rules for snow and ice removal.

If your property has a sidewalk, Sections 62-77 and 62-78 of the Auburn Hills Code of Ordinances outline the general requirements for timely removal of snow and ice.  Specifically, the occupant of a property (or if unoccupied, the owner) is responsible for clearing his/her sidewalks:  1) within 12 hours – if the snow or ice falls during daylight hours; or 2) by 6:00 p.m. the following day – if the snow or ice falls during the night.

If you have physical limitations and need help, you may qualify for a City assistance program.  Contact our Community Center at 248-370-9353 for more information.

Timely snow removal is important as it makes life easier and safer for the elderly, kids walking to the bus stop or school, emergency personnel, and delivery people.  Thank you for being a good neighbor and doing your part to help to make Auburn Hills safer for people of all ages and abilities.