What are the Penalties for not Shovelling my Sidewalk in Alberta?


shoveling snow s600x600 resized 600It’s Saturday night, you notice the snow-covered sidewalk, but you remember the hockey game is about to begin. What do you do? Thinking of skipping the shovelingand watching the game? You might want to rethink your decision…..below is asummary of how much time you haveto clear the snow and the potential penalties for not shoveling in regulation time.

EDMONTON: Snow must be cleared 48 hours after snowfall. 1st Offence: Warning issued; snow must be cleared within 7 days. 2nd Offence: Fine of $100, plus cost of snow removal. Take Note: After each season, homeowner’s record is wiped clean.

CALGARY: Snow must be cleared 24 hours after snowfall. 1st Offence: Warning issues, snow must be cleared within 24 hours. 2nd Offence: Cost of snow removal. Take Note: No monetary fine issued.

MEDICINE HAT: Snow must be cleared 24 hours after snowfall. 1st Offence: Fine of $100, plus cost of snow removal. 2nd Offence: nothing! Take Note: History of infractions follows residents for life, no matter where they live in the city.

RED DEER: Snow must be cleared 48 hours after snowfall. 1st Offence: Warning issued, snow must be cleared in 24 hours. 2nd Offence: $35 fine, plus cost of snow removal. Take Note: Warning or ticket issued every time there is an offence for the same address.

GRANDE PRAIRIE: Snow must be cleared 24 hours after snowfall. 1st Offence: Warning issued. 2nd Offence: Cost of snow removal and possible $100 fine. Take Note: History of infractions follows residents for life, no matter where they live in the city.

Shoveling may delay any plans you have, but it may prevent paying a penalty….and annoying your neighbours!

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