Your Role as a Resident or Business

Snowfall warning: 10-15 cm of snow Tuesday-Wednesday

Homeowners and local businesses are required to clear the sidewalks adjacent to their property by 10 am on the morning after a snowfall. Keeping sidewalks clear ensures everyone can get around safely in winter weather.

Report uncleared sidewalks

Call 604-294-7460 or email [email protected] with the location.

We can't change the weather, but together, we can get through it

Whether you're a resident or a Burnaby-based business, you play an essential role in keeping everyone safe during snow and icy weather.

Sidewalks and multi-use paths

Owners or occupiers of single-family, two-family, multi-family, industrial, commercial or institutional properties are responsible for:

  • Removing any snow or ice from all sidewalks and multi-use paths surrounding their property no later than 10 am every day, including holidays, per Section 31 of Burnaby's Street and Traffic Bylaw.

Penalties

City staff inspect properties when we receive complaints about uncleared sidewalks and may issue the following fines:

Property type

Fine

Industrial, commercial or institutional $400.00
Multi-family $250.00
Single-family, two-family, mobile homes $100.00

Residents

Learn the correct way to remove snow this winter.

  • Shovel and de-ice your sidewalk and driveway.
  • Pile snow on your property or boulevard, not on the road.
  • Leave 1 m between garbage and recycling bins and cars or snowbanks.
  • When shoveling out your vehicle, pile the snow on the boulevard or your property, not on the road.

Businesses

Keep your sidewalks safe for pedestrians this winter:

  • Shovel and de-ice sidewalks every day, including holidays, per Section 31 of our Street and Traffic Bylaw.
  • Don't shovel snow onto the road.

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