Snow-covered Sidewalks

Reporting a Snow - covered Sidewalk

It's illegal in Saint Paul to leave an accumulation of snow on a sidewalk. To report a sidewalk that’s a safety hazard and needs shoveling, call 651-266 - 8989, email us, or use our online Complaint form. Be sure to tell us the address of the property, and check to be certain it’s within City limits.


The City will contact the property owner to make sure that the sidewalk gets shoveled as soon as possible. In extreme cases, the City may send a crew to clear the sidewalk, and bill the property owner for the work.

Code Regulations

For more information on the law on sidewalk shoveling, read Chapters 113 and 114 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code.