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If you have any questions as to whether a permit is required, please contact the Building & Code Enforcement Division at 815-748-2070. For the required permit applications and fees, please follow this link.
All public sidewalks shall be kept clear of ice and snow after an accumulation of 2 inches or more in accordance with Section 51.21-5 of the City of DeKalb Municipal Code. If a property is on a pedestrian safety route, then snow and ice must be removed from that sidewalk within 48 hours of the onset of a snow exceeding 2 inches of sleet or freezing rain. For more information, see Municipal Code Chapter 51