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Sidewalks & Ramps
1404 Mabury Rd.
San Jose, CA 95133

Ph: (408) 794-1901

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Repair Criteria
Property owners are responsible for the maintenance and repair of the sidewalk, park strip, driveway approach and curb and gutter located adjacent to the front and/or side portion of their property. The sidewalk may be separated from the curb by a park strip area, or it is located adjacent to the curb.  The curb and gutter is located at the edge of the street pavement.  Based upon an inspection by City staff, repairs may be required, as identified below.

Sidewalk, Park Strip, Driveway Approach Repairs
  • Vertical separation of more than one-half (1/2) inch
  • Ramping:  rise or depression of more than one (1) inch within eight (8) inches, in conjunction with a vertical separation
  • Hole or opening in a break or construction joint of one (1) inches or more
  • Breaking away or spalling of concrete with a depth of more than one-half (1/2) inch

Curb and Gutter Repairs
  • Vertical separation of more than one-half (1/2) inch in an area where pedestrians normally travel
  • Broken away section adjacent to a marginal walk or driveway approach
  • Part of a driveway approach replacement