Snow Removal Regulations

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Snow Removal Regulations

Neighborhood Services & Enforcement enforces the snow removal regulations set forth by the City of South Bend.   

Neighbors are encouraged to look out for and help each other as some may be unable to move their snowed-in vehicles or clear their curbs and sidewalks without assistance.  

What are the snow removal regulations?

Property owners and residents are urged to do their best to keep their sidewalks near their property shoveled.  

Owners or occupants of properties must remove snow and ice from the public sidewalk within 24 hours after the end of any accumulation of snow or ice.

Non-compliance may result in a ticket and the Neighborhood Services & Enforcement inspector may issue a ticket for each day the snow is not removed.


When do inspectors ticket for snow?

Inspectors will monitor their neighborhoods for issues 24 hours after the end of a snow or ice accumulation. Inspectors give priority to areas around schools, downtown, and the main corridors (Lincolnway, Main St, Western, Portage, etc). 


What if I am unable to remove snow from my property?

See Snow Removal Disability Exemption and Waiver of Liability Form article for more information. 

How do I get more information on Snow Removal Regulations?

To get more information, go to South Bend Municipal Code Section 18-7.

311 Process Notes

Please let the resident know that priority areas are monitored first: schools, downtown, main corridors. 


Create Service Request: 

Is the snow issue near a school? 

Is the snow issue near downtown? 

If yes: What is the address of downtown location? 

Get specific address of snow issue