Resident and Business Responsibility

Clearing Snow From Driveways and Sidewalks

By City Ordinance, residents and businesses are required to keep their sidewalks clear of ice and snow within a reasonable about of time (usually 12 hours) after a snow event. Snow should not be placed in the street. Help keep our pedestrians safe by shoveling your walks.

To help minimize the frustrating problem of the snow plow covering your driveway with snow after you've just shoveled it, shovel the snow into your yard instead of into the street or shovel the snow to the “down stream” side of your driveway as determined by the travel direction of the truck. Normally, this is to the right side of your driveway apron as you are standing in your driveway facing the street.

All private snow plowing services working in the City must have a license.  For more information about how to obtain a license, visit Snow Plowing License Required.

Shoveling Snow

Keep Fire Hydrants in Mind When Shoveling Snow

If there is a fire hydrant near your house, please help keep it accessible in the winter. As the snow accumulates, it can make locating and accessing the fire hydrants difficult and time-consuming in an emergency, resulting in crucial time lost. It is recommended to clear at least three feet around fire hydrants so firefighters can access them easily. Thank you for your help during our Ohio winters!

Helpful Hints

  • Please avoid parking cars in the street during snow events. Parking bans will be posted via the City website and Hudson Community Television.
  • Keep garbage cans off the street during a snow event. Keep on the lawn or bottom of driveway. 
  • To keep the roadway clear of snow build-up, do not blow or plow snow into the street.
  • Snow should not be plowed into the center of a cul-de-sac.
  • Private Snow Plow Contractors are required to have a snow plow permit.  Contractors will be warned and possibly fined if found placing snow into the street (860.99).