The City of Grand Rapids is reminding residents to clear their sidewalks of snow, or face a penalty.

Wondering how these penalties work? WOOD-TV had a bit of a break down.

  • If the city receives a complaint about a snow covered sidewalk a written notice is issued to the property owner.
  • The owner has 48 hours to clear the snow.
  • If the snow is not cleared, the city will hire a contractor to clear the snow.
  • The property owner will be charged $25 for every 15 minutes of labor PLUS a $95 administrative fee.

Remember, clear of your sidewalks. Not only will it cost you, but it's a safety issue as well.