Clearing Sidewalks

The City of Brantford clears sidewalks in the downtown business district and any sidewalks that are in front of any City owned property, which includes our parks, facilities and bridges. Please see our Sidewalk Snow Clearing Map for more details.

Your responsibilities for clearing snow and ice

It is the responsibility of the property owner and occupants to clear snow and ice within 24 hours after the end of a snow event to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.

Please see the City's Municipal Code articles 614.8.1 and 614.8.3, for more information.

Clearing tips

Here are a few things to keep in mind when clearing snow and ice:

  • Do not blow or place snow on any roadway. Blow or place snow onto the boulevard or your own front or side yard
  • Keep children off of snow banks to prevent them from slipping into the path of vehicles and snow removal equipment.
  • Do not let children tunnel into snow banks. The snow can collapse or be pushed back by snow removal equipment
  • On your scheduled waste collection day, make sure that your bags, containers and blue boxes are visible. Do not place items on top of snow banks or behind snow banks where waste collectors cannot see them
  • Reduce the risk of injury related to snow shovelling by viewing the Brant County Health Unit's snow shovelling precautions.

Here are some things to avoid when clearing snow and ice:

  • Placing snow or ice near a fire hydrant
  • Placing snow or ice onto a road or boulevard
  • Placing snow or ice over top of a drain, sewer, catch basin or culvert to prevent flooding and property damage

File a snow clearing complaint

Complaints can be made by phone at 519-759-4150 for properties that have not been cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours after the end of a snow event. Failure to clear your property may result in one of the following:

  • A Notice to Comply being issued
  • The City of Brantford will invoice the property owner for the cost to remove snow and ice