Snow Shoveling Rules in Chicago

Updated: Feb 1

What is your responsibility in removing snow or ice from the sidewalks?

Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. According to the Municipal Code of Chicago (4-4-310 & 10-8-180), property owners and occupants are responsible for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice. Please help keep walkways clear! Read the city snow shoveling rules. Call 311 or use the online 311 portal for reporting uncleared snow.



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