New Law Requires Owners to Clear Snow and Ice from Fire Hydrants

January 24, 2017
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In early December, Mayor DeBlasio signed Local Law 149 clarifying that owners have to clear snow from the area around fire hydrants at the same time they have to clear sidewalks. Specifically, the law would allow the Department of Sanitation to issue violations to owners for failing to remove the snow and ice that accumulates on a fire hydrant. This is a slight yet important change from the prior requirement that owners keep snow and materials from accumulating near fire hydrants fronting their property.

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