Snow Removal

Snow Removal Process

The snow removal process performed by the Public Services Department involves various levels of duties. Residents should be aware that the primary roads and hills are the main focus. Secondary roads and subdivisions are cleared once all the critical areas are completed. Road salt is not generally used on subdivision streets unless an unusual ice condition exists. The practice of not salting subdivision streets is both ecological and economical. The Public Services Department will use salt at stop signs, on hills, or at sharp curves.


 Cul-de-sac cleanup is performed as the last function of snow removal. It is often not completed until the day after a storm. We have over 140 culs-de-sac in the city at last count.

Snow Plow Permits

Ordinance Number 77-80 regulates snow removal on private property in the City of Broadview Heights. A permit is required. Apply at City Hall or download and mail the Permit Application (PDF), $5 fee, and required documentation.

View the Registered Snow Plow Contractors List (PDF)

Driving Tips

Motorists should be driving below the posted 25 mph speed limit when the streets are covered with snow. The plow trucks will push accumulated snow off the streets so drivers can carefully maneuver.

If your mailbox has been damaged due to snow removal, please read our Mailbox Policy (PDF).

To Report a Downed Mailbox please complete the Mailbox Damage Form.