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.
Construction of new sidewalks in a residential or commercial subdivision generally is accomplished either by the developer of the subdivision or commercial site development plan, or the County's Capital Improvement Program (CIP). A “capital” project involves a physical improvement to public property.
Citizen requests for construction of new sidewalks in the public right of way may be submitted to the Office of Transportation, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401, telephone 410-222-7440.