Answered By: Joelle Maurepas
Last Updated: Sep 01, 2015     Views: 50

Great question!

According to AskBR,'s knowledge database, sidewalks become the responsibility of property owners once they have been installed:

"Sidewalk Maintenance

The City-Parish Department of Public Works constructs sidewalks, curbs, and gutters along many Parish roads. Once installed, these rights-of-way become the responsibility of the property owner on whose property the sidewalk crosses. Property owners are responsible for regular maintenance of sidewalks, curbs, and gutters, such as sweeping, and removal of debris and trash. If a sidewalk repair is needed as a result of a City-Parish induced problem (example storm or sewer system leak) the Department of Public Works will repair the sidewalk.

Should a sidewalk repair be necessitated because of a property owner's need or negligence, the property owner is responsible for making the change. For more information, to report a sidewalk, curb, or gutter in need of repair, or to have someone evaluate if a sidewalk repair falls under the City-Parish's responsibility, please call Citizens Service at 389-3090, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday.

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