Snow Ordinance

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The removal of snow and ice from the public streets, public parking lots, and other public areas is an emergency operation that takes precedence over other non-emergency work for the Public Works Department. Reference the CITY OF BONDURANT SNOW AND ICE CONTROL POLICY 2018.

What is a Snow Ordinance?

A snow ordinance requires all cars to be removed from public streets anytime there are more than two inches of snowfall or within one hour of declaration. After more than two inches the snow ordinance will automatically go into effect. Also, a snow ordinance shall take effect following a declaration by the City Administrator or Street Superintendent.  

Snow ordinance details are typically published on the City's website and social media accounts. A press release is sent to local news outlets. 

Vehicles must be removed from any City street within one hour of the declaration and remain off the streets for the following twenty-four (24) hours after the snowfall ends.  Vehicles not removed within an hour of the declaration will be ticketed for violating the City’s Snow Ordinance. After being ticketed, vehicles not removed from the City street within twelve hours after the declaration may be towed, with expenses for towing payable by the vehicle owner.

I am unable to shovel my own sidewalks, and do not have someone in my home capable of assisting me with snow removal. What should I do?

The City of Bondurant offers a snow removal service for residents within City-Limits who are not capable of removing snow from public sidewalks. You must sign up for this service every year in order to receive assistance, as a resident's living situation may change over time.

When do I need to remove snow from my sidewalks? Where can I shovel my snow?

To help ensure that sidewalks are safe during the winter, City Ordinance requires residents to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours following the end of the snowfall. Property owners who do not comply are subject to a municipal citation.

A helpful hint for residents – clear your sidewalk after the snowplows have finished plowing to the curb. When you remove snow from your sidewalk, please remember that City Ordinance prohibits placing that snow in the street. The unnatural deposit of snow from driveways and parking lots onto the City right-of-way is also prohibited.

Equipment operators often work 12 or more hours in a shift and appreciate courteous and friendly drivers and pedestrians. Please remember to maintain a safe following distance of 75 feet from all snow removal equipment.