Snow Shoveling Rules in Chicago
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. If you have a corner property, please make sure to also clear an entrance to the crosswalk. If you have a neighbor who is elderly or disabled, please lend a hand and help them with their snow. Read the city snow shoveling rules. Call 311 or use the online 311 portal for reporting uncleared snow.