Sidewalk Snow Removal

On May 29, 2018, the South Kingstown Town Council adopted an Ordinance (Chapter 16-2) that requires all property owners that abut a sidewalk to clear the sidewalk of snow, or treat it for ice, within 12 hours after the cessation of a snow/ ice event. Failure to remove snow or treat ice after the above noted time period will be subject to an enforcement action, up to and including a fine of $175.

In addition, property owners that abut priority sidewalks that fail to remove snow or treat ice by the prescribed timeframe with be subject to the above noted fine and the cost to remove snow or treat ice by the Town.

A link to the Town Ordinance can be found here: Chapter 16-2 - Removal of snow and treatment of ice required

The following roads have been designated as priority sidewalks:

  • Main Street
  • Route 108 (Kingstown Road)
  • Old Tower Hill Road
  • High Street
  • Columbia Street
  • Church Street
  • Kersey Road
  • Broad Rock Road
  • Railroad Street (Peace Dale)
  • Sweet Fern Lane

Exemptions for elderly residents (age 62 or older) or disabled residents will be considered by the Department of Public Services and the Town Manager’s Office.  Please call (401) 789-9331, ext. 2250 to be exempt. 

Or, you can make a request by completing THIS FORM  and emailing it to:

This ordinance is not intended to be punitive but was adopted to provide a more walkable community during the winter season.