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Posted on: November 4, 2020

City of Winona Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal

Snow Removal

With the coming of winter and snow, property owners are reminded of their obligation under Winona City Code to keep their sidewalks clear of snow and ice.

             Section 25.13(a) – Snow and/or Ice on Sidewalks:

  1. The owner of any building (except one and two-family dwellings) or lot in the city abutting on or adjoining any public sidewalk shall, within the first twelve (12) hours of daytime after the ceasing to fall of any snow, remove or cause the removal of the snow and/or ice from such sidewalk and shall cause sand and/or chemicals to be sprinkled on the sidewalk where there is snow or ice that cannot be removed and shall remove or cause the removal of such snow or ice within twenty–four (24) hours thereafter.
  2. The owner of any building that is one or two-family dwelling in the city abutting on or adjoining any public sidewalk shall, within twenty-four (24 hours) after the ceasing to fall of any snow, remove or cause the removal of the snow and/or ice from such sidewalk and shall cause sand and/or chemicals to be sprinkled on the sidewalk where there is snow or ice that cannot be removed and shall remove or cause the removal of such snow or ice within twenty-four (24) hours thereafter.

If the owner fails to remove the snow within 24 hours after having received a notice, the City Manager or his designated representative is authorized to cause the removal of snow at the expense of the owner.  In addition to the cost of snow removal, the owner will be charged an $85.00 administrative fee. 

Effective January 1, 2021 administrative fees will be $90.00.


SALT AND SAND IS AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE AT THE CENTRAL GARAGE LOCATED AT 1104 WEST THIRD STREET


If there are any complaints, telephone the City of Winona, Department of Protective Inspections, at 457-8231.


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