Am I required to fix the sidewalk if the city does an inspection of my sidewalk?

Yes, if your sidewalk is in need of repair, we strongly encourage you to contact a contractor and inquire about doing the repairs inside or outside of the program.

As San Rafael Municipal Code 11.60 requires the property owner to maintain a safe sidewalk adjacent to their property, property owners must repair any area of sidewalk that has potential tripping or falling hazards.

Once the City has been made aware of potential sidewalk hazards adjacent to your property, the City is obligated to give the property owner a citation notice to repair their sidewalk.

Failure to maintain a safe sidewalk may result in fines, liens on your property, or—in the case of an injury—liability in a lawsuit.

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