Snow

If uncleared sidewalks are keeping you or your children from getting where you need to go, report them on 311. Download the 311 app, snap a pic, note your location, and hit submit. Be specific with your concern and category. Report anonymously or login.

The City of Newton has a new winter weather information brochure for 2019-2020. Download it here.

  • Helpful tips - avoid the "second shovel".
  • Recycling and trash collection during snow emergencies. Download the Recycle Right Newton app for updates.
  • Overnight parking ban (12/1-3/31).

Newton Residential and Business Snow Ordinances - new for 2019!

  • You must remove snow and ice from your sidewalk to a width of 36 inches within 24 hours of snow falling. The fine for failing to do so is $50 (after an initial warning).
  • The snow removed must be placed on the owner's property and not on the street or sidewalk. The fine for "dumping" snow is $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second, and $300 for the third.
  • Certain business and mixed use districts must remove snow and ice within 12 hours.
  • For the complete ordinances and exemptions, click here

City routes to schools

  • The City of Newton removes snow from 50+ miles of sidewalks that are key routes to schools and MBTA routes. See maps here.
Contact us at NewtonSafeRoutes@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook at @NewtonSafeRoutes.