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Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:33
Sidewalk Repairs
 
Safe, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods are a priority for our community. An important component of this is on-going sidewalk maintenance and repairs. Iowa State Code 364.12(d) and City Code 17.20.070 provides the City of Sioux City the ability to require that the maintenance and repair of public sidewalks be the responsibility of the adjoining property owner.
 
Sidewalks which meet one or more of the following criteria are considered defective and in need of repair or replacement:
 
 Vertical separations equal to three-fourths inch or more
 Horizontal separations equal to three-fourths inch or more
 Holes or depressions equal to three-fourths inch or more
 Spalling over fifty percent of a single square or panel of the sidewalk with one or more depressions equal to one-half inch or more
 
 A single square or panel of sidewalk cracked in such a manner that no part thereof has a piece greater than one square foot or is cracked in such a manner that it constitutes a danger or a potential danger to the public.
 Sidewalk with any part thereof missing to the full depth. Deviation on the staked and constructed grade equal to three-fourths inch or more. The process to repair or replace defective sidewalk includes the following steps:
 
 Property owner identifies need for repair or is notified by City of the repair if a complaint has been received.
 
 Property owner hires a contractor or determines if he/she can complete the repairs himself/herself.
 
 Property owner (or hired contractor if applicable) obtain a Sidewalk Permit from the City of Sioux City Engineering Division. Permit is available at www.siouxcitystreets.org.
 
 Repair is completed and inspected before paving by the City of Sioux City Sidewalk Inspector.
 
Should a property owner receive notification from the City regarding the need for a repair or replacement of a defective sidewalk and choose not to repair or replace the sidewalk it will be placed on the City’s Sidewalk Program. The City will then hire a contractor to complete the repairs and invoice the property owner for the cost of the repairs plus a 25% administrative fee