Like most communities across the country, the property owner is responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalk abutting their property.  

Repairs may be required to be made if any of the following conditions are observed by the Maintenance Department:
  1. The difference in elevation between two slabs at a formed or random joint or crack exceeds three-quarters of an inch (3/4")
  2. Where a portion of the sidewalk is missing;
  3. If the sidewalk has a crack more than one inch (1") in width;
  4. Where a block has buckled, within the limits of the block, to a height which exceeds three-quarters of an inch (3/4")
  5. Where a block has settled, within the limits of the block, to a depth which exceeds three-quarters of an inch (3/4")
  6. Where a slab has pitted, scalled or deteriorated twenty-five percent (25%) or more of its surface;
  7. Where a slab has disintegrated or shattered;
  8. Where a slab rocks or moves under the weight of a pedestrian; or
  9. Where diagonal, transverse and longitudinal cracks interconnect forming a series of polygons resembling an alligator skin.
  10. If the sidewalk has more than two (2) cracks of one-quarter inch (1/4") in width or more in any two (2) linear feet of sidewalk sections.
Review the full Sidewalk Maintenance Policy for detailed program information.
Construction Permitting

New sidewalks, driveways, and aprons require an application to be filed for a permit and inspection of the project (fees apply).  Whereas, existing sidewalks undergoing repair only require a Work in Right of Way form to be completed (no charge). 

Safe Crossings
  • Crosswalks and rapid flashing beacons have been utilized at a variety of intersections to help pedestrians crossing roads. The Maintenance Department works closely with the Delaware County Engineer to determine whether these or other traffic control devices are warranted for use in areas identified by residents as problematic. In 2023 stop signs at four intersections were retroactively deemed unwarranted and replaced with rapid flashing beacons. Read more
  • The Police Department monitors and enforces traffic laws with a focus on school zones and other neighborhoods residents have identified as problematic. Learn more. 
  • "Your Speed" signs that displays real-time driver feedback have been installed permanently in critical areas. The Police Department has additional mobile radar signs that can be used to collect data on driver behavior. Learn more