Do you know the snow removal laws for Philadelphia?
“The owner, agent and tenants of any building or premises shall clear a path of not less than 36 inches in width on all sidewalks abutting the building or premises within 6 hours after the snow has ceased to fall. The path shall be thoroughly cleared of snow and ice. Where the width of any pavement measured from the property line to the curb is less than 3 feet, the path cleared may be only 12 inches in width. When the building in question is a multifamily dwelling the owner or his agent shall be responsible for compliance with the requirements of this Section.”
Well what exactly does that mean for you? That means if you have a sidewalk that is 3 feet (usually a commercial property) you have to clear the entire sidewalk within 6 hours after the snow has stopped. Under a 3 foot sidewalk (usually a home)? You have to clear a foot wide path for people or face a fine, and maybe a lawsuit.
What could the city fine you? Anywhere between $50-$300. Tally that up and you could be paying upwards of $2,000 a YEAR in fines.
We here at NCEG are committed to making sure you or your business don’t need to worry about your sidewalk or driveway being snow and ice free. With our various plans, you can rest easy knowing even in the heaviest snow, the sidewalk is clear.