Any work proposed to be done within the City's rights of way, including curb cuts for driveway installation, must be approved by the Director of Public Works. For right-of-way permits, please call (315) 393-2300.
City streets must be kept clear and open for emergency vehicles and to promote pedestrian and traffic safety. The collection of brush, grass clippings, and leaves from City rights of way is scheduled in the Spring, mid-summer, and in the fall. Please see the Brush Pick Up schedule or call (315) 393-2300 for more information.
In the winter, major thoroughfares receive priority, while secondary streets are plowed as soon as possible. Sidewalk snow removal is the responsibility of each property owner. If the owner doesn't live at the property, the tenant is responsible for keeping the sidewalk clear of snow and ice. Common public sidewalks on bridges and public facilities are maintained by the Department of Public Works.
The Department of Public Works maintains and repairs 104 lane miles of streets and five miles of lanes. Potholes on City streets should be reported to the Department of Public Works by calling (315) 393-2300.
Repair and upkeep of sidewalks is the responsibility of each property owner. For more information regarding sidewalk repair, please call (315) 393-2300.