Sidewalk and Path Maintenance
Every day, thousands of people use Boulder's sidewalks. Broken or damaged sidewalks are not only an inconvenience, they are also a safety hazard.
Sidewalk Repair Program
The City of Boulder has a cost-sharing sidewalk repair program that targets a specific area in Boulder each year. Sidewalks are repaired when:
- Any vertical displacement exceeds 3/4 inch.
- There is a crack more than one inch wide.
- The surface has deteriorated, cracked or settled.
- The sidewalk does not allow for adequate drainage.
- The sidewalk is a safety hazard.
The City of Boulder shares the cost of sidewalk repairs with adjacent property owners.
- Owners pay for half of the repair costs for sidewalks adjacent to their property.
- For single-family residential properties in an area being repaired, the property owner will not be assessed more than $450 per property per year, no matter what the total cost of a standard concrete sidewalk repair. Property owners are responsible for additional costs associated with flagstone sidewalk repairs.
- Repairs can be paid for in monthly installments, with interest over a two-year period.
- The city will reimburse property owners up to 50 percent of the cost of having a city licensed contractor make the repairs.
- If there is a short section of sidewalk missing, it will be installed at no cost when other repairs are being made. The city will also install curb access ramps at street corners at no cost to property owners when other work is being done.
- If damage to sprinkler systems or landscaping occurs as a result of sidewalk construction, the city will repair it.
Help Keep Sidewalks Safe
The Boulder Revised Code requires property owners to:
- Keep sidewalks clear of snow.
- Keep all vegetation from overgrowing sidewalks.
- Keep tree limbs from obstructing sidewalks by making sure they are at least 8 feet above sidewalks.
If you know of any other repairs or improvements needed to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities in the upcoming Sidewalk Program area, please contact
Maintenance concerns and questions can be addressed using the Public Works Report Form or by calling Transportation Maintenance at 303-413-7121.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 17:01