Important Message From Our Public Works Department


The Public Works Department advises Westcliffe to stay indoors during a snowstorm and for a period of six hours, whenever possible. This allows our snow removal crews to efficiently clear the streets and prevents snow from becoming densely packed on the roads. We appreciate your cooperation and support.


5-4-1: Duty To Clear All Public Sidewalks And Walkways

It shall be unlawful for any “responsible person”, meaning any owner, manager, lessee or agent of any building, real property or vacant lot ("Property"), or any adult occupant of any single-family dwelling within the Town, to fail to keep all public sidewalks and walkways within or abutting the Property or dwelling clear of snow, ice, sleet, hail or any other debris. These responsible persons are jointly and severally liable for this responsibility. These responsible persons shall remove or have removed any accumulation of snow, ice, sleet, hail or debris after any accumulation, whether by snowfall or as an action of the wind, as promptly as reasonably possible, and no later than 12:00 noon of the day following the accumulation. Such persons shall remove the snow, ice, sleet, hail or debris from the full width of all sidewalks and walkways. Except in the Core Commercial District, no person shall deposit snow, ice, sleet, hail or other material in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, public way or public right-of-way in a manner which obstructs or creates a hazard for vehicle or pedestrian traffic, or interferes with the maintenance of the public right of-way, or access to trash receptacles, fire hydrants, mailboxes or driveways. It shall be permissible, in the Core Commercial District only within the Town to deposit snow, ice, sleet and hail only, in a public roadway.