Lansing snow ordinance requires residents to shovel

(WLNS) – Many people headed out in the cold to shovel today, but for those who haven’t yet, there is only a few hours left before the city can come and give you a ticket.

In an effort to keep sidewalks cleared and keep people safe, Lansing has a snow ordinance requiring people to shovel their sidewalks, or be ticketed by the city.

The city gives people 24 hours after the last hour of precipitation before ticketing those who have not shoveled.

Homes and businesses ticketed have an extra 24 hours to then shovel, and after that time is up they are charged a $149 fine, and an extra $70 for every twenty minute block after that.

The city then takes it into their hands to send crews out to make sure all sidewalks are shoveled and safe to walk and bike on.


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