Property owners in Missoula are responsible for making sure the sidewalks adjacent to their property are clear of snow and ice. Please help us keep our community safer by clearing yours and assisting neighbors whenever possible.
Missoula municipal code (MMC 12.16.30) requires residents to clear sidewalks of snow and ice by 9 a.m. the morning following a snowfall.
We encourage Missoulians to help their neighbors or ask their neighbors for help if they can't clear their own sidewalk for some reason. We live in a friendly community, so let's be neighborly and help one another.
Check your rental agreement or ask your landlord if you are responsible for clearing the sidewalks around your rental property.
The City's policy for handling complaints about snow and/or ice on sidewalks is as follows:
1st property address complaint — Notice of Violation Letter is mailed to the property owner and tenant, if applicable.
2nd property address complaint — Final Notice of Violation Letter and intent to clear snow by City contractor for this and any future violations is mailed to the property owner and tenant, if applicable.
3rd and ALL future complaints that calendar year — No notice by mail will be given to the property owner or tenant. Snow will be removed by a City contractor, and a bill will be sent to the property owner.