- Property owners must fully clear snow, sleet and ice from sidewalks and curb ramps abutting the property within three hours after the snowfall ends or three hours after sunrise if the snow ends overnight.
- Curb and pedestrian ramps to the street should be cleared fully and continually over the duration of the storm to ensure accessibility for individuals with disabilities. If a storm will last over an extended period of time, property owners are asked to continually check ramps abutting their property for compliance.
- Removal of snow, ice from a private property to the street or sidewalk is prohibited.
Note: Failure to comply with the rules can result in fines issued by the Public Works Department’s Code Enforcement Division. Fines associated with improper removal of snow can be found online
“I am urging everyone to be ready and prepared for tomorrow’s forecasted snowstorm,” said Mayor Walsh. “All of our residents and workers should take precautions on our roads and sidewalks, particularly during the Monday evening and Tuesday morning commutes. Our Public Works Department will be working around the clock to pre-treat and clean our roads, and I thank them for their hard work. We are asking residents and businesses to do their part by staying safe, shoveling their sidewalks and walkways, clearing catch basins and the area around fire hydrants, and by offering help to your older neighbors and residents with disabilities. The City of Boston will continue to share updates throughout the storm.”
Please check our website for the latest information on the snow emergency in the City of Boston