The City of St. Catharines Snow Removal By-law requires private property owners with sidewalks fronting or abutting their property to clear snow and ice from these sidewalks within 24 hours of a snow event. Sidewalks are to be cleared to bare pavement.
The City is responsible for clearing all sidewalks fronting municipal properties.
Where City sidewalks are located adjacent to the curb and there is no boulevard, snow from the sidewalk may be placed along the edge of the street. However, property owners are warned that snow must not be pushed from driveways or parking lots onto or across City streets.
When a formal complaint is received, a by-law enforcement officer makes a site visit to determine if it is a valid complaint and deals with it appropriately.