CITY ORDINANCES ABOUT SNOW SHOVELING
Residents and business owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from their sidewalks. Please make sure to shovel in such a way that people in wheelchairs have clear access to sidewalks and crosswalks. Click here for more information.
SIGN UP FOR ASSISTANCE WITH SNOW SHOVELING
Chicago Shovels is a tool that connects the public with resources and empowers neighbors to come together to help Chicagoans navigate winter. It you are a senior citizen or know a senior citizen or disabled person who will not be able to shovel their sidewalk, you can call 311 and register for assistance. If volunteers are available, they will assist with snow removal for the front sidewalk and front stairs.
The City of Chicago provides warming centers to help those with little heat or who are experiencing homelessness. People in need can also go to the nearest hospital ER or police station to request help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here for more information.
REQUESTING A SENIOR WELL-BEING CHECK
This service request is used to help senior citizens whose health, safety or general well-being might be at risk. The city will send a team of Human Services specialists to make an assessment of needs. Follow-up services can be identified and provided as needed. For more information on this program, call 312.744.4016