During the snow and ice conditions, the City of Port Coquitlam works extra hard to maintain a safe city for residents and visitors.
Snow Removal on SidewalksPort Coquitlam bylaws require all properties (including homes and businesses) to clear the public sidewalks next to their property as soon as possible after a snowfall.
This is important to ensure pedestrians can safely get to their destination – in particular, people with limited mobility such as the elderly and disabled, those who use motorized scooters, or mothers with strollers. A fine of $50 to $2,000 may be issued to those who don't comply with the bylaw.
This is a continuing obligation. Snow and ice must be re-cleared as it re-accumulates.
Be a Good Neighbour!Clear snow and ice from sidewalks is a difficult task for people who are elderly or have disabilities.
The City is no longer running its formal Snow Angels volunteer snow-shoveling program and is instead asking residents to take the initiative if they see that a neighbour needs help.
Consider clearing a neighbour's sidewalks when you do your own. Shoveling snow is great exercise, and you'll be doing your part to make your community a safer place.
Good Neighbour Recognition
Residents who receive ongoing shoveling assistance from a neighbour this winter are invited to nominate them for recognition through the Good Neighbour recognition program. All nominees will receive a t-shirt or another City-branded item during each month with enough snow to require shoveling.
More Information:Operations Division
Tel 604.927.5480 or 604.927.5488
24 Hour Emergency Contact 604.543.6700
Location and Mailing Address
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2M9
7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)