How much will the City charge to repair my sidewalk?

The University Heights City Council will give property owners the opportunity to join together and jointly hire one contractor (through the City) to make repairs. By having one contractor repair multiple sidewalks, the City hopes to obtain a competitive cost. The deadline date to join the City administered sidewalk repair project will be listed in the notification letter sent to the property owner.

New Contractor

Because there will be a new contract during each repair cycle, the construction cost is not known in advance. An inventory is made of those who choose to include their repairs in the City administered repair project and bids are solicited from contractors to repair those sidewalks. Depending on the lowest responsible bid received, the City will charge the property owner the costs incurred by the contractor, plus a $100 administrative fee per property.

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1. When will my sidewalks be inspected?
2. Is a permit required?
3. How much will the City charge to repair my sidewalk?
4. If the City repairs my sidewalk, what method of repair is done?
5. What will happen if I can’t find a contractor to do the repair work? Is there a penalty?
6. What is the administrative fee for?
7. If I have the City repair my sidewalk, will my property be assessed?
8. How long will I have to complete the sidewalk repairs?
9. Why are property owners responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalks?
10. I only want to be inconvenienced once; can I repair the sidewalk squares that are the City’s responsibility when I repair mine?
11. Can I fix more squares than are marked?
12. Can the City recommend a contractor?
13. Do I have to hire a contractor or can I repair the sidewalk myself?
14. Will the City inspect the forms and grade?
15. What are the acceptable methods to repair my sidewalk?
16. What if the squares marked on my inspection form are actually adjacent to my neighbor’s property?
17. I sold the property, should I call the City?
18. What if I disagree with the squares marked?
19. I have seen other squares worse than mine, why weren’t they marked?
20. When the repairs have been made, do I need to notify the City?