Per City of Crown Point Ordinance 1168 passed on May 4, 1981, property owners are responsible for the care, maintenance and repair of their sidewalks. Under section 93.99 of this ordinance, the fine for non-compliance of this ordinance shall be no more than $500. After notification, each day that the hazardous condition exists shall be considered a separate offense.
City Intervention at Responsible Homeowner's Request
The 50/50 Sidewalk Program runs from April to October and is available to the Citizens of Crown Point through the Public Works Department. Upon request of the responsible homeowner, the City's Public Works Department will inspect the affected sidewalk. The sidewalk must meet certain parameters to be considered for the 50/50 Sidewalk Program.
The responsible homeowner will receive an estimate for the cost of replacement. The homeowner participating in the program would pay for the materials and the City provides all labor. Upon receipt of the estimate, payment shall be made at the Clerk-Treasurer's Office located on the main floor of City Hall at 101 N East Street Once payment is made, the sidewalk replacement is scheduled.
Interest in Participating
Anyone interested in this program should contact the City of Crown Point Public Works Department at 219-662-3252.