Snow is Coming: Are You Required to Shovel?

Throughout the greater Washington area, the beauty of winter weather also brings the hassle of shoveling driveways and sidewalks. Clearing sidewalks also poses serious health risks for older adults, including increased risks of falling and heart attacks (click here for tips on how to stay safe while shoveling snow).

Despite the risks, many municipal governments require homeowners to shovel their sidewalks following winter storms. Learn what is required in your jurisdiction below:

District of Columbia: 

Maryland:

Virginia:

 

 

Featured photo by Bill Benzon. License available here.

 

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