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Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance

Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance

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Sidewalk Repair Programs

Broken or damaged sidewalks are an eyesore, inconvenience, and safety hazard. Private property owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk(s) adjacent to their property. The City of Boulder has two sidewalk repair programs to help keep Boulder walkable. Licensed and insured contractors complete the repairs at competitive rates. The city may share the cost of sidewalk repairs in the right-of-way when:

  • any vertical displacement exceeds 3/4 inch;
  • there is a crack more than one inch wide;
  • the surface has deteriorated, cracked or settled;
  • the sidewalk does not allow for adequate drainage; and/or
  • the sidewalk is a safety hazard.

For information about parking or other impacts during construction, visit boulderconezones.net.

Annual Sidewalk Repair Program

Each year, the Annual Sidewalk Repair Program targets a specific area in Boulder to repair sidewalks and install pedestrian access ramps. The city shares the cost of the sidewalk repairs with the adjacent property owners.

See a map of the prioritized areas for the Annual Sidewalk Repair Program here. pdf 

2018-2019 Annual Sidewalk Repair Program

Zone 3 is prioritized for the 2018-2019 Annual Sidewalk Repair program.  This area focuses on the neighborhoods from Broadway east to 28th Street and from Balsam/Edgewood/Valmont south to Pine/Spruce/Walnut/Pearl as shown below:

City staff will determine the final limits of repair, which may differ from those initially identified.

Public-Private Cost-Sharing for Sidewalk Repairs within the Annual Sidewalk Repair Program

  • Owners pay for up to half of the repair costs for sidewalks adjacent to their property.
  • For single-family residential properties in an area being repaired, the property owner will not be assessed more than $450 per property per year, no matter the total cost of a standard concrete sidewalk repair. Property owners are responsible for additional costs associated with flagstone sidewalk repairs.
  • Repairs can be paid for in monthly installments, with interest over a two-year period.
  • If a property owner chooses to have repairs done by their own city-licensed contractor, the city can reimburse property owners for up to 50 percent of the cost of having the city's contractor make the repairs.
  • If pedestrian access ramps are missing from street corners or do not meet current standards, the city will install or upgrade the ramps at no cost when other repairs are being made.
  • If damage to sprinkler systems or landscaping occurs as a result of sidewalk construction, the city will repair it.

For more information about the Annual Sidewalk Repair Program, read the City of Boulder Annual Sidewalk Repair Program Information Sheet pdf or call 303-441-3200.

Miscellaneous Sidewalk Repair Program

The Miscellaneous Sidewalk Repair Program can share in sidewalk repairs anywhere in the city -- including within an area prioritized by the Annual Sidewalk Repair Program if the sidewalk is in need of immediate attention for accessibility or the safety of the travelling public.

  • Property owners pay for half of the repair costs for sidewalks adjacent to their property.
  • Property owners are responsible for the additional costs associated with flagstone sidewalk repairs.
  • If a property owner chooses to have repairs done by their own city-licensed contractor, the city can reimburse property owners for up to 50 percent of the cost of having the city's contractor make the repairs.
  • The $450 maximum charge for single-family homeowners does not apply to the Miscellaneous Sidewalk Repair Program.

For more information about the Miscellaneous Sidewalk Repair Program, contact James Smith at 303-441-3200.

Accessibility for People with Disabilities

If you know of any other repairs or improvements needed to improve accessibility for individuals with disabilities, please call 303-441-3814.

Missing Sidewalk Links Program

The Missing Sidewalk Links Program identities, prioritizes, and constructs missing sidewalk segments to provide a continuous pedestrian network and ensure a safe walking environment.

Adjacent Property Owners' Duty to Maintain Sidewalks

The Boulder Revised Code requires property owners to:

  • keep sidewalks clear of snow;
  • prevent all vegetation from overgrowing onto or above sidewalks; and
  • prevent tree limbs from obstructing sidewalks by making sure they are at least eight feet above sidewalks.
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