Snow Removal By-law Enforcement


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. 

View information on our Snow Removal Program for Seniors


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.


Any person who contravenes any provision of this by-law is guilty of an offence and upon conviction is liable to any penalty provided for in the Provincial Offences Act R.S.O. 1990, c.P.33, as amended.


View the Snow Removal By-law

photo of a sidewalk being shovelled
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