When planning for snow removal on your property, please note:
All public sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice 24 hours after a snowfall ends.
The landlord and occupant (renter) can each be held responsible if snow is not removed from a sidewalk adjacent to rental property. The responsibility for snow removal should be specified in your lease agreement.
No snow from private property may be moved onto public property. This means no plowing, blowing, or shoveling snow into the street. (The only exception is in the downtown business district, where snow from the building-to-curb sidewalk may be moved to the curb for removal with the street snow.)
People living near fire hydrants should have a plan for removing snow from around the hydrant. Willmar has a volunteer fire department, and it is not feasible to use firefighters for clearing the hydrants after each heavy snowfall. The courtesy of removing snow from the hydrant helps your neighborhood be ensured a quicker response to a life-threatening fire, rather than the firefighters having to first shovel out the hydrant.