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Sidewalk Repair

In accordance with Section 13-2-205 of the Anne Arundel County Code, routine maintenance and repair of sidewalks is the responsibility of the abutting property owner unless the County has damaged the sidewalk in some manner. If the sidewalk was damaged by the County and a tripping hazard exists, the sidewalk will be wedged. Total replacement of the sidewalk is dependent upon the severity of the problem and available funding.
As a homeowner, guaranteeing the safety of your sidewalk should be a top priority. Eliminate any slipping hazards such as discharge of water from sump pumps onto the sidewalk, removal of leaves from sidewalks, and removal of snow from sidewalks. Using the sidewalk for anything other than pedestrian traffic is not recommended as it can damage this area. Parking on sidewalks should be avoided. Be careful when planting vegetation near the sidewalk as roots can cause tripping hazards. For tips on how to prolong the life of your sidewalk from winter weather hazards, please view our information on how to protect your sidewalk
New sidewalks are only installed by developers when new communities are built or commercial properties are developed. Occasionally, at the discretion of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education, a new sidewalk will be installed when it has been determined that the sidewalk is necessary for the welfare and safety of children walking to school.  For additional information regarding school walking routes, please call the Office of Transportation at (410) 222-2925.
Requests for repair of sidewalks damaged by the County should be directed to the appropriate road district. Road districts are open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A supervisor will investigate your concern and respond to you within one week (one day if it is a hazard) to advise you of a schedule for any needed work. 



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