Sidewalk Snow Removal

Removing Snow

Per City of Fairfield Codified Ordinance 909.01(c), snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks adjacent to your property by 10 a.m. each day.

Am I liable if I shovel my sidewalk, it freezes again, and then someone falls?

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed residents can comply with Municipal Code’s requirement to shovel their sidewalks without assuming liability to others who may slip and fall. The only time a resident may become liable is when they permit or create a dangerous accumulation of snow that results in personal injury to another.