City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 12
Chapter 12.01
Section 12.01.010

Title 12 Public Ways and Property

Chapter 12.01 Improvement, Maintenance of Public Ways

Section 12.01.010 Sidewalk Maintenance – Owner’s Responsibility
  1. Every owner and occupant of premises shall keep the sidewalk area including tree grates adjacent to any portion of the real property (including corners) in good and safe condition and repair at all times.
  1. Where the director of engineering services determines there has been a failure to comply with this section, the director may send written notice to the premises advising of the violation. If the violation is not corrected, the director may proceed to remove or repair the condition, at the owner’s and/or occupant’s sole expense and liability.

Date Passed: Monday, November 30, 2020

Effective Date: Sunday, January 3, 2021

ORD C35984 Section 2