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City of Calgary Snow Removal Fines

by | Dec 26, 2023 | Calgary

City of Calgary Fines Regarding Failure to Remove Snow

If the City of Calgary has to clear your sidewalk:

  • Minimum flat rate of $150 plus GST and administration fee.
  • If not paid by invoice date, this fee is added to annual property tax.

City of Calgary snow removal fine:

  • First offence is a fine of $250.00
  • Repeat offence is $500.00
  • Subsequent offence(s) is $750.00
  • Tickets for repeat offenders could require court appearance.

Source, get more details here: https://www.calgary.ca/bylaws/snow-ice.html

**This information is as of December 2023, and may change with time.

Clear Your Sidewalk

Each property owner is required to clear a portion of their sidewalk adjacent their property.

As shown in color coding per below. Houses adjacent to each other technically are responsible to remove snow from the sidewalk up to property line extended straight towards the street.

City of Calgary Bylaws Regarding Snow Removal

City of Calgary snow removal bylaws breakdown snow removal requirements as follows:

Within 24 hours of Snowfall Ending:

  • Remove snow and ice down to the bare surface for all public sidewalks bordering your property.
  • Remove a minimum width of 1.5 meters of snow from public pathways bordering your property.

Additional Instructions:

  • Pile snow from your private driveway or walkway on your own property.
  • You can shovel snow from a public sidewalk or pathway onto a road.

Noise Restrictions:

  • Within 48 hours of snowfall ending restrictions for snow removal equipment are lifted.
  • This includes snow blowers, snow plow trucks, skid steers, or other equipment.
  • Outside of 48 hours after snowfall ending, restrictions are put back in place.

Source, get more details here: https://www.calgary.ca/bylaws/snow-ice.html

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