Public sidewalk systems are an important part of a city’s transportation network. In order to protect this public resource, sidewalks must be regularly maintained. According to the 2007 Iowa State Code (364.12(d-e)) and the Altoona City Code (Chapter 136), property owners are responsible for maintaining public sidewalks adjacent to their property.
Sidewalk Inspections & Mailing
The City of Altoona currently inspects all public sidewalks on a four-year rotation. City staff physically walk the sidewalks, checking for any of the eight (8) possible sidewalk deficiencies. Once the sidewalk deficiencies are identified, staff mails out notices to the adjacent property owners, alerting them to the sidewalk issue(s) requiring repairs.
Sidewalk Repair Guide
See the map below to view the upcoming inspection schedule.