Clearing Sidewalks & Crosswalks
Operational Services provides winter control services to sidewalks fronting city owned property such as parks and city owned facilities and bridges as well as sidewalks in the downtown business district. Operational services also clears snow and ice from city owned steps throughout the city that are not posted as not receiving winter maintenance.
2015-2016 Winter Priority Map by Ward
The City of Brantford Municipal Code articles 614.8.1 and 614.8.3, requires that property owners clear their own sidewalks. This means that sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice by the fronting or adjacent property owner, within 24 hours following the cessation of every snow or ice event.Failure to comply with the sidewalk clearing bylaw will result in city forces performing the clearing work and recovering the cost of such work through charges to municipal taxes.
Enforcement of this bylaw is performed by the Operational Services Department through inspections of city sidewalks, beginning 24 hours following the cessation of a winter snow or ice event. Operational Services will also follow up on sidewalk clearing bylaw infractions brought to our attention by residents. Please contact us at 519-752-4832, to report a sidewalk clearing bylaw infraction, and help keep our sidewalks safe for all users.
Snow shoveling precautions from the Brant County Health Unit.
Windrow Removal Program for Seniors and those with Physical disabilities.
A windrow is the snow mound created at the end of the driveway by the plowing of the roadway by city equipment. The Brantford City Council has approved a free windrow removal program for Seniors and those with physical disabilities. Yearly registration is required, along with proof of eligibility. To register for the program, please contact Operational Services between September 15 and October 31st each year at 519-752-4832.
Windrow Removal Program eligibility information, application and parameters.