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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.
Sidewalks & Curb Ramps
Well maintained street trees, sidewalks, and curb ramps (ADA accessibility ramps) provide safe and desirable travelways for pedestrians and others to enjoy neighborhoods, commercial centers, and other areas of the city. Maintaining street trees and sidewalks require the efforts of residents, property owners, and the City.

Although the City has had previous programs assisting property owners with the cost of sidewalk and tree repairs; currently, property owners are responsible for the entire cost of these maintenance items.

Information pertaining to the ordinance on the property owner’s responsibility to maintain trees and sidewalks can be found in the City’s Municipal Code (Sections 14.16.2200 to Section 14.16.227).

The sidewalk inspection program is a request only program. The City inspects sidewalk and street tree conditions when there has been a request to do so by the adjacent property owner of the sidewalk or street tree, or by a concerned citizen over the condition of the sidewalk or street tree. When responding to a request for inspection, the city inspector will evaluate the entire site noting all concrete and sidewalk deficiencies at the site and the neighboring properties.