Who is liable for correcting sidewalk deficiencies?

It is in your best interest, as a property owner, to correct any deficiency as promptly as possible. If a person were to be injured on a sidewalk adjoining your property and you have been notified by the City of a deficiency, you may be liable for injuries resulting from a failure to correct that deficiency in a timely manner.

If the homeowner chooses to hire a contractor to do the work they can register with the City and pull the permit or the homeowner can pull the permit and accept any liability involved.

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1. How do I find my lot lines?
2. Can the city survey my property?
3. How much does the City of Cedar Falls charge to replace my sidewalk?
4. Is there a penalty if I do not replace my sidewalk by the sidewalk project deadline?
5. Can the City remark my sidewalk?
6. What are the sidewalk standards that the City of Cedar Falls has?
7. What if the sidewalk deficiency was caused by a tree root which was planted by the City in the ROW?
8. What are the deadlines for the Zone 5 2022 Sidewalks?
9. Can the City give out a list of contractors to replace my sidewalk?
10. What is the cost of a sidewalk permit? What inspections will I need to have?
11. Who is liable for correcting sidewalk deficiencies?
12. How am I billed if the City replaces my sidewalk?