Clear Your Sidewalks

Winter weather means clearing sidewalks. Whether you’re a homeowner, a landlord, a business, or a tenant, snow removal is an important task. Sidewalks provide critical access and mobility to pedestrians, helping to make our community more accessible to non-fossil fueled transportation. 

In Duluth, you have 24 hours after a snowfall to clear your sidewalks of snow and ice. If you are unable to do so for any reason, you must make arrangements with family, friends, or neighbors. There are local groups in Duluth that provide shoveling services to senior citizens and people with disabilities for a free or nominal fee.


  • Remove snow and ice from sidewalks and handicap ramps and intersections abutting your property within 24-hours of snowfall ending.
  • Clear snow the width of and the entire length of the sidewalk abutting your property. Remember that sidewalks are used by strollers and wheelchairs in the winter.
  • Remove ice to bare pavement or make as level as possible. If necessary, treat with sand, an environmentally friendly de-icing agent, or similar material.


  • Shovel or plow snow into the street: It is against the law to push snow into the street.

Learn more about Duluth’s snow removal policies here.

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