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Resident responsibilities

Residents are required to clear their sidewalk of snow and ice within 24 hours after the end of snowfall. If you do not remove snow from the sidewalk within this time frame, you may receive a warning call from the city. If you do not clear the sidewalk within 24 hours of this call, our staff will do the job and the city will bill you for the work.

Place snow from sidewalks and driveways on the boulevard or in your yard.
Do not place snow in the street; residents or businesses who do so may face a fine of up to $500.

If you are physically unable to clear your sidewalk, you may be eligible for our Snow Removal Assistance Program.

Use caution around snow removal equipment.

Drive carefully around snow removal equipment. Some Fargo streets are too narrow to allow a car and snowplow to pass easily. Pull over or select another route if a grader or plow is traveling down your intended route. Also, remember these tips:

  • Stay back at least 50 feet from all snow removal equipment.
  • Snowplows, graders and loaders may need to back up, turn around or slow down at any time during snow removal. Vehicles that “tailgate” may not be visible to the driver and an accident may result.
  • The sand coming out of the sanding trucks is moving at a rapid speed and covers a span of  about 30 feet; damage may result if vehicles are too close. While deflectors on the truck help prevent spraying of passing and oncoming vehicles, damage may occur due to weather, road conditions and traffic speed.