Sidewalk snow and ice removal guidelines

Published: Nov. 26, 2018 at 6:02 PM CST
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Just as keeping the streets clear for safe driving is important, so is keeping sidewalks clear of ice and snow.

Each city has its own regulations surrounding snow and ice removal all with the common goal of keeping our communities safe.


The City requires all property owners to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours following the end of a winter storm. Failure to complete this could result in a fine. For more information see: City of Moline Snow and Ice Removal


The Public Works division says there are no policies for property owners giving an expectation for when snow needs to be removed from sidewalks. However, it is highly encouraged to remove snow in a timely manner. City of Rock Island Snow and Ice Removal


The city of Davenport calls for snow and ice to be cleared within 10 hours after the end of a snowfall or ice event. For more information see: City of Davenport Snow and Ice Removal


The city of Bettendorf's policy is for snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks within 48 hours of the end of a snowfall. Failure to do so could result in the city removing the snow and charging the property owner. For more information see: City of Bettendorf Snow and Ice Removal