How much Time do I have to Shovel my Sidewalk in Boulder?

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who is responsible for snow removal in boulder If you live in or around Boulder, Colorado, you’ve been seeing your fair share of snow. But just how long do you have after a snow storm to clear your walkways in the city of Boulder? 24 hours after the snow has stopped.

Home owners, property managers, agents, or occupants of a private residence are responsible for their own snow removal. The city asks that those who live on designated snow routes wait until after the plows have come along to shovel walkways. Snow plows may push snow back onto the sidewalk. This does not diminish your responsibility to remove it – even if you already have. Failure to remove snow within 24 hours can result in an initial fine of $100. Repeat offenses may result in up to $1000 in fines and 90 days in jail.

Fines and jail time aside, failure to scoop your sidewalk places anyone else who may use it in danger of serious injury. Slip and fall accidents on unmaintained walkways are a primary cause of brain and spinal cord injuries and, if someone is injured on your walkway, you may be held liable for damages including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home modifications and adaptive technologies
  • Personal pain and suffering

Likewise, if you are injured in a pedestrian accident after slipping and falling on someone else’s unmaintained walkway – even if that walkway belongs to a commercial interest or the city itself – you are entitled to hold the responsible party accountable and seek damages well in excess of initial insurance offerings. Boulder personal injury lawyer Christopher Jeffress is here to help that happen. Please contact us online or call 303.993.8685 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.


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