Sidewalk Policy

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The new Sidewalk Policy will be going into effect in January 2014. This program moves away from burdening individual property owners with the entire cost of sidewalk installation and maintenance for sidewalks adjoining their property, towards the creation of five Sidewalk Improvement Districts funded by an annual sidewalk assessment fee.

The links below will take you to a presentation about the policy, a summary fact sheet, the official map of the Sidewalk Improvement Districts, and the adopted Local Law. There is also a link to Tompkins County's Image Mate site, where you can view the Sidewalk Improvement District assessment units assigned to your property by the County Department of Assessment. Using those units, and the formula contained in the fact sheet and/or local law linked below, you can calculate your property's SID assessment.

Questions can be forwarded to the Engineering Office at or, or call (607) 274-6530.


2015 SID Work Plan, Budget & Assessments

Pursuant to Section C-73 of the City of Ithaca Charter, the Board of Public Works will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed assessment roll, budget, and schedule of work for each Sidewalk Improvement District for Fiscal Year 2015 (collectively, “FY 2015 SID Documents”) on August 25, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. in Common Council Chambers, City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York.

 The FY 2014 SID documents can be viewed online and at the City Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Written objections regarding the SID Documents may be filed with the City Clerk no later than 12:00 p.m. on August 22, 2014.