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March 4, 2013

Kansas City: Shovel your sidewalk or face a fine, starting today

People can report sidewalks that haven’t been cleared of snow and ice to Kansas City’s 311 Call Center by calling 311 or 816-513-1313 or online at www.kcmo.org/311.

Property owners in Kansas City who haven’t cleared their sidewalks of snow and ice face possible fines, with most ranging between $25 to $100 starting today.

Kansas City started enforcing its sidewalk clearing ordinance, which requires property owners to remove “all ice and snow within a reasonable time.”

The city announced last week people can make complaints by calling the city’s 311 Call Center at 311 or 816-513-1313. Complaints can also be filed online at www.kcmo.org/311.

The complaints are handled by the Neighborhood Preservation Division of the City’s Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department.

To read the city’s ordinance, go online to

Sec. 64-246: Removal of ice or snow.

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