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Regular sidewalk maintenance is generally the responsibility of the abutting property owner, per the County Code. The Bureau of Highways is responsible for sidewalk repair if there was damage due to the roots of County-owned street trees, or if damage occurred during a County utility project.

Please contact us to report sidewalks and curbs in need of repair.

Frequently Asked Questions - Sidewalks
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Why hasn't my sidewalk been repaired?
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The abutting property owner is responsible for general sidewalk maintenance. The County will make repairs to sidewalks only if roots from a County-owned tree were responsible for the damage, or if a County utility project or drainage-related sinkhole caused a safety hazard. If the County is in fact responsible for the sidewalk repairs, please contact the Bureau of Highways at 410-313-7450 and the area will be put on a repair list.

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Who will help shovel the snow from my sidewalk?
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The Bureau of Highways is not responsible for, nor are they equipped to shovel residents' sidewalks. Please contact the Department of Citizen Services at 410-313-6400 for help with this issue. They are often able to connect residents with resources and volunteers.

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