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Nov 19

Sidewalk Ownership and Code Explanation

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 9:07 AM by Colin Heyne

Sidewalk ownership
In the City of San José, 
property owners are responsible for maintaining sidewalks, park strip areas, street trees, and curbs and gutters adjacent to their property in a non-hazardous condition and free of obstructions. Therefore, we always encourage property owners to perform an annual inspection to look for lifting, cracking, or other hazards which have appeared that could cause someone to trip, fall, or otherwise be injured. For additional information, you can also visit the City of San Jose website, call 408-794-1901, or email