Snow Removal Requirements

Snow day in Denver

Most municipalities in the Denver area require you to have sidewalks free and clear of ice within 24 hours of the completion of a snowstorm. Below are some quick links to city and county ordinances for property owners and tenants. These rules also apply to vacant properties. The links below direct you to the ordinances for each city.




Douglas county





12-04-020 – Sidewalks; clearing of snow and ice.


The owner, manager, and occupant of each premises shall keep the sidewalk, curbs, and streets on or abutting said premises clean and free of snow and ice. The owner, manager, and occupant are jointly and severally liable for such responsibility.


Snow shall be removed as promptly as reasonably possible, and no later than 12:00 noon of the day following the snowfall.


The owner, manager, and occupant shall be civilly liable for injuries or damages incurred on public sidewalks as a result of a failure by any such person to comply with this section.

(Ord. 569 §2, 1984; Ord. 878 §1, 1990)