Are there still fines for those physically unable to clear sidewalks?

You could still receive a warning notice or citation. However, there is a defense of violation process.

It shall serve as a defense to a violation of the sidewalk ordinance if all of the following are met:

  • The subject property is occupied as a residence, regardless of zoning designation
  • The violator is 65 years or older, or possesses a physical disability that has been verified by a medical doctor which prevents them from removing accumulations of snow and ice from the sidewalk and
  • The violator can provide documentation that shows reasonable efforts to obtain snow removal services were made but were unsuccessful

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1. When will my street get plowed?
2. What streets are included in the primary routes?
3. What streets are included in residential routes?
4. My street isn’t on one of the maps above. Who plows my street?
5. Why doesn't the plow driver lift the blade so there isn't a berm left in my driveway?
6. Why does the City of Spokane Valley not use gates on plows?
7. How long do I have to clear the sidewalk?
8. Can I push the snow into the street?
9. How much snow/ice can accumulate before I receive a fine?
10. How frequently will I be fined if I don’t remove the snow?
11. How much is the fine?
12. Where does the money from the citation go?
13. What resources are available for those who physically cannot clear their sidewalks?
14. Are there still fines for those physically unable to clear sidewalks?
15. Why does the City of Spokane Valley not use gates on plows?