The City of South Lake Tahoe would like to remind business owners of the snow removal ordinance. Business owners are responsible for sidewalks that are on or immediately adjacent to their business or property. It is the responsibility of all businesses to keep their sidewalks and walkways clear of all dirt, ice and snow for everyone’s safety, per City Ordinance #1023, Code Section SLTCC 26-50, and is enforced by the City’s Community Service Officer and Code Enforcement Teams.
It’s important to clear the sidewalks and walkways that are adjacent to businesses of snow and ice for safety. Snow, dirt and ice are very slick surfaces and it is very easy to incur an injury when sidewalks are not properly maintained.
The code reads:
“It shall be the duty of all owners, and their tenants, of real property within the city whose property borders, or is in an easement, any improved sidewalk or walkway to maintain the sidewalk or walkway in a safe condition for its use by pedestrians and other members of the public. The duty created by this section shall include the duty to keep the sidewalk or walkway free and clear of all dirt, sand, gravel, filth, rubbish, ice and snow.”
Please feel free to visit the City’s Snow Removal webpage at www.cityofslt.us/snow or leave a message on the Snow Removal phone line at (530) 542-6030.