Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of my house?

The property owner is responsible for the repair and maintenance of sidewalks, by state law. Any property owner who fails to maintain their sidewalk in a safe condition is considered negligent in their duties as a property owner, and is liable for injuries that may occur due to its lack of maintenance.

It is further required that property owners or renters of property within the City of Watertown, SD shovel the snow from their sidewalk to allow for pedestrian passage. If ice and snow build up, the property owner must make every effort to clear that snow and use salt, sand, or other materials to prevent it from becoming slippery.

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1. Who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in front of my house?
2. How do I get the settled curb and gutter replaced in front of my house?
3. What can I do about my neighbor's drainage coming onto my lot?
4. Who is responsible for maintenance of the street lights in Watertown, SD?
5. Who should I have located my property lines?
6. How can I get my alley paved?
7. What type of permits are required from the Engineering Division?
8. Who responsible for maintaining trees in the boulevard?
9. Where can I find bid postings?
10. Can the City tell me if a contractor is licensed?