Sidewalk and Parkway Maintenance

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The Sidewalk and Parkway Maintenance program defines how sidewalks, parkway strips, curbs and gutters materials are to be maintained. These structures are typically made of concrete and located next to the street on the front and/or side portion of your property. The curb and gutter are located at the edge of the street pavement and the sidewalk is either separated from the curb by a parkway, or is located adjacent to the curb. Parkways are sometimes planted or filled in with brick or other materials.

The City receives many requests from citizens to make repairs to sidewalks. In most cases, however, the property owner is in charge of maintaining the sidewalks. Please review the following FAQs for more information. A printable brochure is also available for your convenience. If you have further questions, contact the Street Maintenance Supervisor by email or call 781-7220.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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  • Are there inspections and standards for concrete repair work?

  • Can I paint the curb in front of my house red?

  • How do I find out about curb and gutter issues?

  • How do I report a problem with a City Street?

  • How do I report an issue with a City sign?

  • How do I report sidewalk damage or trip hazards?

  • If a problem is reported to the City, how long does it take for them to repair it?

  • Is the property owner responsible for repairs if the concrete damage is caused by a tree?

  • Related to sidewalk repair is clearance and visibility. When is maintenance required?

  • What are the options available for completing the work?

  • What measures should be taken to minimize concrete displacement by tree roots?

  • When is a permit required for landscape maintenance work?

  • When should property owners consider doing sidewalk replacement?

  • Who is responsible for maintenance?

  • Will the City paint the curb red in front of fire hydrants and mail boxes?

  • Will the City provide sidewalk repair?