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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Snow Removal


All commercial and residential snow plowing and snow removal companies are required to apply for a permit to operate within the boundaries of the City of Broadview Heights.  

Permit applications and the 'Current Registered Snow Plow Contractor List' can be found here: 

Registered Snow Plow Contractor List 



   (A)   Snow from any driveway, parking lot or sidewalk, either public, private, industrial, commercial or residential, shall be disposed of by the person removing such snow in such a manner as not to obstruct the sidewalks, public streets or other rights-of-way for pedestrians or motor vehicles. Further, such snow shall be disposed of upon the property from which it is being removed, or upon other property only with the written consent of the owner.

   (B)   (1)   Any person who contracts or performs snow removal services in the city, on other than his or her own personal property, and for compensation, shall make application to the Mayor’s office for a snow removal permit for each snow removal vehicle used by such applicant in the city. Each permit shall be granted for a one-year period at the cost of $5 per vehicle.

      (2)   In addition to other requirements, the applicant must display, prior to securing such permit, an insurance liability policy with coverage as prescribed by the financial security laws of the state. The permit as issued from the office of the Mayor shall be conspicuously displayed on the windshield of the snow removal vehicle.

   (C)   Snow removal equipment shall be illuminated with emergency flashers as provided by the laws of the state.

   (D)   “Snow removal vehicles” and “snow removal equipment” mean any type of vehicle which is authorized and licensed by the state, or by any other state, to be operated upon public thoroughfares and which is used by the owner or lessee thereof, on a full or part-time basis, for the removal of snow from driveways, parking lots or sidewalks.

(Ord. 77-80, passed 11-3-1980)

Bookmark§ 840.99  PENALTY.

   Whoever violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of § 840.01 shall be fined not more than $25 for each offense. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

(Ord. 77-80, passed 11-3-1980)

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