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:
- District of Columbia’s snow removal requirements
- District of Columbia’s sidewalk shoveling exemption program (for older adults and people with disabilities)
- District of Columbia’s volunteer resident snow team. Help your neighbors by volunteering to clean sidewalks after snowstorms.