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Who is responsible for the sidewalk in front of my house?
Under state law, the property owner is responsible for the repair and maintenance of sidewalks. Any property owner who fails to maintain their sidewalk in a safe condition is considered negligent in their duties as a property owner and is liable for injuries, which may occur due to it's lack of maintenance.

It is further required that property owners or renters of property within the City of Brookings shovel the snow from their sidewalk to allow for pedestrian passage. If ice and snow build up, the property owner must make every effort to clear it. Salt, sand or other materials may be used to prevent the sidewalk from becoming slippery.

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1. Do I need a permit to put a fence in my yard?
2. Who is responsible for the sidewalk in front of my house?
3. Where do I go to get a variance?