snow removal

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
March 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to March 3, 2015 - 12:00pm

At 12:00 pm, Monday, March 2, 2015, the Urbana Public Works Director will declared the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.


Due to the winter storm, snow combined with ice has accumulated to two inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.


Maps of the snow removal districts and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
January 8, 2014 - 12:00pm to January 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Urbana Public Works Director has declared the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to two inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Public sidewalks within these districts which are not in compliance could be cleared by the City or its contractor at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied. Maps of the snow removal districts and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

UPTV produces video about snow removal

Urbana Public Television recently worked with the Public Works Department to create a video highlighting the work it takes to keep city streets safe during winter months.

UPTV rode along with snow removal crews on several routes to capture an inside look at the Operations Division in action. To Learn more about snow removal visit our Snow Removal Information page.

The Urbana Public Works Department worked with UPTV to produce educational videos on snow removal in the City of Urbana.  On the first edition of "In the Know About Snow" viewers can witness an inside look at how the City removes snow/ice from our roadways.  On the second edition City staff explains how residents an

Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirement in Effect

Date: 
January 13, 2012 - 2:00pm to January 14, 2012 - 2:00pm

As of 2:00pm, Friday, January 13, 2012, the Urbana Public Works Director has declared the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.


Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to two inches or more on sidewalks. In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director’s declaration. Sidewalks need to be cleared by 2:00pm, Saturday, January 14. Public sidewalks within these districts which are not in compliance could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.


Maps of the snow removal districts and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

City ordinaces require property owners within identified snow removal districts to clear the adjacent public sidewalk of snow and ice. Sidewalk clearance must occur within 24 hours of a declaration made by the Public Works Director. After a winter storm, notice that the sidewalk clearance requirements are in effect will be issued through local media outlets and on the City's website.

For more information, view the Frequently Asked Questions below, click on the links to the ordinance and maps, or call the Environmental Compliance Officer at Urbana Public Works (217.384.2416).