How long will it take for my driveway and grass to be restored after work done?
Restoration of driveways and grass areas takes place after the new sidewalk has time to cure. This work will take place 1 to 4 weeks after the new sidewalk has been poured, depending on site context and weather.
Can I request sidewalk work?
Municipal Sidewalk Program work is not performed by request.
Property owners can still choose to have their sidewalk replaced through a private contractor, for which the property owner must cover the cost. A permit is required for this; call the Permit Desk at (315)448-4754. You may request an estimate from the Department of Public Works. Please call Cityline (315)448-CITY (2489) for further information. Please note that property owners who elect to replace their sidewalk do so at their own cost and would not be subject to an exemption of the annual municipal sidewalk fee.
What will happen if a tree needs to be removed because of the sidewalk repair?
The City Forestry Department works with DPW to determine the best approach to decrease the disturbance to street trees. This collaboration also allows the City to develop new spaces for trees during sidewalk installations. If you have a question about a street tree, please visit the Tree Services page.
What are the costs associated with the Municipal Sidewalk Program?
The MSP is supported by a yearly fee applied to every property in the City. If you have a question about the fee, or your tax bill, please contact the Assessment Department at (315)448-8270. This fee supports sidewalk projects across the City, and supplemental snow clearing on select high-volume roadways and near major destinations like Schools and Community Centers.