The City of Ferndale has a Winter Maintenance Guide in place to keep city streets clean during inclement weather. The Guide prioritizes which city streets will be cleaned first during a snow emergency. Streets are divided into five priorities and are cleaned in accordance with the schedule below.
For information about snow parking and snow emergencies, see the City’s snow parking page.
We as a community are responsible for keeping Ferndale safe for pedestrians and neighbors. Ferndale ordinance requires that property owners are responsible for clearing property sidewalks within 24 hours of the first accumulation. Snow that accumulates overnight must be cleaned by noon the next day. Snow that accumulates during the day must be cleaned by noon the following day. Failure to do so may result in a code violation.
Find yourself in need of snow-removal assistance? Have a shovel and a few extra minutes to help your neighbors? Check out the City's volunteer community community snow removal doc.
You are as responsible for clearing ice and snow on your sidewalk. The sooner and more completely you shovel, the less likely that ice will form. Make arrangements for someone to take over while you are on vacation.
View a comprehensive list of the permits you can apply for in Ferndale.