Welcome to winter Bellefonte. We will soon have freezing temperatures along with snow and ice in our area.
Be a good neighbor and clear your sidewalk(s) of all snow and ice as soon as you can after a snowfall.
It’s best (and easiest) to shovel just after the snow lets up and before pedestrians walk on the sidewalk compacting it into a heavier, denser snow and ice mixture.
If you are out of town for any period of time during the snowy season, please be a good neighbor and ensure that someone is available to shovel the sidewalks in your absence.
In the interest of public safety, Bellefonte property owners are required to remove snow and ice from adjacent public sidewalks.
According to the current Bellefonte Borough ordinance, snow and ice:
- must be removed from the entire width of the sidewalk(to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, and adults with children in hand).
- must be removed within 24 hours after the snow stops falling
- noncompliance will result in tickets of $25 per day
Property owners should not shovel or blow snow from sidewalks onto streets. Violators will receive a $25 fine.
Bellefonte Borough does not issue warnings for snow and ice removal.