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Posted on: March 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] County Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal

Please remember to clear your sidewalks!

Largo, MD - The Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE) wants to remind Prince George’s County residents that owners, tenants and managers of residential and commercial properties with paved sidewalks adjacent to their properties are responsible for ensuring that the sidewalk area is cleared of snow and ice. Making sure that sidewalks are cleared of snow and ice is an important safety and accessibility consideration for pedestrians, especially those who have ambulatory disabilities, senior citizens and students who walk to school. The obligation for clearing snow and ice accumulation from sidewalks adjacent to residential and commercial properties in Prince George’s County is based on Section 23-150 of the County Code.

Areas of primary focus include sidewalks:

  • adjacent to commercial establishments and apartment complexes
  • along roadways within 1.5 miles of a school
  • along State designated highways
  • along County primary roadways
  • abutting major public gathering places, such as churches, assembly halls, etc.
  • reported through public complaints (CountyClick311)

Responsible parties need to remove accumulated snow and ice from abutting sidewalks 48 hours after snow has fallen or ice has accumulated to a depth of at least 2 inches as a result of inclement weather or runoff from abutting surfaces. Those responsible persons failing to clear their abutting sidewalks within 24 hours will be issued a Reminder Notice/Door Hanger by a DPIE inspector. If the responsible person fails to clear his/her sidewalk within 24 hours of being issued a Reminder Notice (or 48 hours from the end of the snow event), that person shall be issued a citation for a fine of $100. Another citation will be issued for each subsequent 24-hour period that the snow and ice accumulation continues to obstruct the sidewalk.

For more information on Prince George’s County’s Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal program, please visit DPIE’s Website.

For more information, contact:
Avis Thomas-Lester
Public Information Officer
Prince George's County
Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
(301) 636-2020

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