You must be a property owner within incorporated San Rafael (applications may not be submitted by renters). Each property (APN) is able to submit one application. If one property owner owns multiple properties within San Rafael, each property may apply for the program separately. Property owners with sidewalk damage due to private construction (cut, removal, … Continued
FAQ Topic: Sidewalk Program
Yes, however commercial property owners have a total City contribution limit of $2,000 per total application ($2,000 cap includes 50-50 cost share, tree work, curb and gutter, etc.)
Yes, if you are selected for the program and have any repairs which the City will be cost-sharing in, then any additional requested work at the same address must be done under prevailing wage rates as well.
The final signed agreement for sidewalk repair work will be between the property owner and the contractor. See Timeline and Overview — step 6 for detail on how the city-cost share payment will be factored in.
Yes, it is the expectation of the City is that all program applicants will follow through with the identified sidewalk repairs in the pre-construction inspection survey. In the pre-construction inspection conducted by the City, the City will identify all needed sidewalk repair and replacement, tree root shaving/removal, and required sidewalk/curb-gutter replacement. This is the (a) city approved work. Once the property owner receives their pre-inspection … Continued
Department of Public Works staff will inspect selected program applicants for: Required sidewalk replacement Required tree work (root shaving or tree removal) Sidewalk/Curb-Gutter replacement required Sidewalk shaving for displacement (for very slight displacements only) Once the survey is complete, you will be emailed a copy to share with the contractor.
No, driveways and driveway aprons are not eligible for City cost-share. If selected for the program, owners wishing to get driveway work done may have it done at the same time as any sidewalk work, but the owner will be responsible for the full cost of the repair and will be billed accordingly.
Yes, if your sidewalk is in need of repair, we strongly encourage you to still contact a contractor and inquire about doing the repairs outside of the program. City contractors for Sidewalk Repair Program: Van Midde and Son Concrete – (415) 459-2530
Cost will vary depending on the condition of the sidewalk. If accepted into the program, costs will be split evenly (50/50) between the property owner and the city. Property owners can expect city coverage up to $1,000 for sidewalk repair and 100% of the cost for curb and gutter repair and replacement (up to $4,000). See the Cost … Continued
Participating in the City’s sidewalk repair program is both efficient and cost-effective. Not only do property owners benefit by the City cost sharing in the repairs, but all encroachment permit fees and related inspection fees are also absorbed by the City. The program is also able to take advantage of bulk-pricing since all construction in each neighborhood will occur at one time.