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 12.02
Section 12.02.010

Title 12 Public Ways and Property

Chapter 12.02 Obstruction, Encroachment of Public Ways

Section 12.02.010 Snow Removal – Owner, Occupant Duties
  1. Owners and occupants of premises shall keep the sidewalk areas adjacent to any portion of the real property (including corners) free and clear of snow and/or accumulations of snow or ice.
  1. No snow or ice from private premises shall be plowed into or placed in or on the streets or other areas of the public right of way, parks or other public property. This does not apply to operations by municipal crews. Snow or ice from sidewalks and driveway approaches may be placed in planting strips, or added to berms created by municipal plowing operations, provided it does not obstruct a clear view of stop signs or other traffic signs or signals, other otherwise create a hazard to or impairment of pedestrian or vehicular traffic. This section applies to:
    1. homeowners of single family residences, duplexes or triplexes;
    1. by persons in business of plowing or clearing snow; and
    1. anyone other than parties noted in (B)(1) or (B)(2), such as business, commercial, multiunit premises, etc;

Date Passed: Monday, February 13, 2012

Effective Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012

ORD C34832 Section 1