What's the City regulation about clearing your sidewalk?


There always seems to be a debate about just what the city regulation is; here’s the answer.

The City of Pittsburgh Ordinance 419.03 states:  Every tenant, occupant or owner having the care or charge of any land or building fronting on any street in the city, where there is a sidewalk paved with concrete, brick, stone or other material shall, within twenty-four (24) hours after the fall of any snow or sleet, or the accumulation of ice caused by freezing rainfall, cause the same to be removed from the sidewalk.

Photo shows Phelan alley after a snowfall, date unknown.  Photo courtesy of Loretta Burek.