Property Owners Responsibility

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Know Your Responsibilities 

As a property owner/renter/business owner, you are responsible to keep the entire sidewalk area abutting your property free of litter, debris, high grass and weeds as well as any high grass or weeds covering a fire hydrant in front of your property. As per City Code §91-34, the area to be kept clean extends 18 inches into the roadway. Failure to comply is punishable as a Class III Offense and a fine of up to $1,500.

All sidewalks abutting your property must be kept in good repair and free of tripping hazards as per Section 103-3 of the Yonkers Code.Owners must obtain a permit from the Engineering Department (914-377-6210) prior to any sidewalk repair or replacement. Fines ranging from $250 to $5,000 could be imposed under a Class II Offense.

Please email code@yonkersny.gov or call the Code Enforcement Bureau at 914-377-6888 or 914-377-6669 for complaints or questions concerning sanitation/ sidewalk issues.