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Sidewalk Snow Removal

To help ensure that sidewalks are cleared for pedestrian use, the City of Des Moines municipal code requires property owners and tenants to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 48 hours following the end of a snowfall. Property owners and tenants who do not comply are subject to a $75 administrative penalty for a first offense and larger penalties for repeat violations over a period of three years.

To report a sidewalk that hasn't been cleared after 48 hours, please call our Public Works 24-Hour Customer Service Center at (515) 283-4950 or file a report online using this form or on our Mobile App