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Why is it my responsibility to maintain the sidewalk adjacent to my house?
Per San José’s Municipal Code (Sections 14.16.2200 – 14.16.2270), all property owners are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, parkstrip area, and curb and gutter adjacent their property.

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1. Why is it my responsibility to maintain the sidewalk adjacent to my house?
2. How long do I have to finish completing concrete repairs?
3. Can I request additional time to make repairs?
4. Do I need a permit for concrete repairs?
5. Why is there a permit fee?
6. When and where do I pay my permit fees?
7. What if I can't afford to make the repairs?
8. What if I don’t qualify for hardship assistance?
9. What happens if I don't pay the invoice?
10. Does any of the work require an inspection?
11. How long does it take to schedule a forms inspection?
12. Do I need to be present during the inspections?
13. How will I know if I passed my inspection?
14. What is the parkstrip?
15. Who can do the work?
16. How do I authorize the City of San Jose to make the required repairs?
17. When will the Asphalt repair along my new curb and gutter be completed?
18. How do I request ramps in my neighborhood?
19. What is the black bumpy thing on the curb ramp?
20. Why do the ramps need top be so big?