Sidewalks, Curbs, & Gutters

The Maintenance Division maintains sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and ADA ramps within the right-of-way. The City has three programs to address sidewalk maintenance.

If you are concerned about the condition of a sidewalk or would like to report a sidewalk in need of repair or replacement, please call us at 707-257-9520.

Sidewalk Improvement Program

In advance of the Street Resurfacing Program, our in-house maintenance crews in conjunction with contractors, work ahead of planned paving work to repair or install sidewalk, curb, gutter, and ADA ramps. The program aims to install 1,200 cubic yards of concrete which typically allows work at 250 to 300 locations. The program budget is approximately $1.5 million.

Sidewalk Cost-Share Program

The Sidewalk Cost-Share Program was enacted by City Council in 1990 for expedient repair of sidewalks and other frontage improvements damaged by street trees throughout the City. The program allows property owners to replace street trees, sidewalk, curb, gutter, and driveway approaches and receive a partial reimbursement from the City. The program is funded yearly by the General Fund.

Given the workload for maintenance crews to address the magnitude of sidewalk repairs throughout the City, the Cost-Share program is often the most expedient option for repairing sidewalks in front of your home.

To apply for a partial reimbursement of repairs to your driveway approach, and sidewalk, curb and gutter located in the public right-of-way, download the Sidewalk Repair Program application (PDF). All work requires a permit. Call 707-257-9520 for information on obtaining a permit.

Sidewalk Shaving Program

The Sidewalk Shaving Program addresses sidewalks that are raised more than 1½ inches. The annual budget is $60,000.