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Law Summary

Homeowners are responsible for clearing snow off of municipal sidewalks in front of their house or business.

Full Text of the Law

In Calgary, Alberta, "Under Street Bylaw 20M88, the owner or occupant of any private property adjacent to a sidewalk is deemed responsible for the removal of ice and snow from that portion of the sidewalk within 24 hours after the ice or snow has been deposited." There is a modest fine of $100 for a first offence, and $250 for subsequent offences. In practice, this is seldom enforced unless someone complains.


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