What will happen if I can’t find a contractor to do the repair work? Is there a penalty?

For property owners who prefer to perform or coordinate repairs on their own, the notification letter sent to the property owner will list the deadline date to have these repairs completed. After the repair deadline, sidewalks marked for repair will again be inspected. If no attempt was made to repair the sidewalk, or if unsatisfactory repairs are not corrected, the City will arrange for the repair work to be completed. In this instance, it is possible that both construction and administrative costs may be higher than the City administered repair project, and the adjoining property owner will be invoiced for all such costs. 


There is no additional penalty for not completing the repairs by the deadline.

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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?