Snow Ordinances Reminder

Winter Ordinances

Compliance with Dallas Center's winter ordinances is required for the oper­a­tion of our city snow plows and the Fire Department, and minimizes your liability for injuries and damages due to snow and ice haz­ards on your sidewalks.

Snow covered trees weighing down branches next to a snow covered carSidewalks
Snow and ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner. You have 24 hours after the snow­fall to clear your sidewalk, or the City may do so and bill the property owner.

Snow Parking Ban
It is unlawful to park, abandon, or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or city-owned off-street parking area during any snow removal period. The ban shall continue from the beginning of the snowfall to 24 hours after the snowfall has ceased.

Fire Hydrants
The Fire Department requests residents with hydrants on their property to clear the snow away for easier access in case of fire.