Curbs and Sidewalks

Sidewalks

City ordinances establish that abutting property owners are responsible for installation, repair, and maintenance of all sidewalks within the public right-of-way in the City of Denver. If requested, the City will inspect sidewalks and if they are found to be in need of maintenance, notify property owners of their responsibility to arrange for repairs. 

 

Curb and Gutter

The City of Denver is responsible for the maintenance of all curbs and gutters along public streets in the City. In those areas where no curbs exist, the City will require developers to install curbs if property development/redevelopment is occurring, or in select cases, the City may install curb lines as part of other capital maintenance activities. In instances where sidewalks and curbs have been constructed as one unit, the City will make an assessment if any needed repairs are the responsibility of the City or the abutting property owner.

The majority of curb repairs made by the City are in conjunction with other projects such as paving operations or utility work. This helps to provide a higher quality project and fewer construction disruptions to any specific street. A citizen may request an inspection and ‘spot’ repair, but these will be made only if a public safety issue is discovered. Repairs to normal aging will be deferred until that entire neighborhood is scheduled for pavement rehabilitation.

Sidewalk Reporting Policy

Damaged sidewalk complaints must be submitted with a verifiable requestor name, address and phone number. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact your City Council representative to report the issue on your behalf. 

  • The City allows one complaint per year per complainant and will not accept lists of complaints or multiple addresses.  Contact Right of Way Construction at
    303-446-3469
  • All anonymous complaints with an appearance of harassment or discrimination will be discarded and similar new ones will not be accepted.
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