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Got Snow? Clear Your Sidewalks to Avoid Fines

Now that we've had our first snowfall, here's everything residents need to know about ice and snow on their property.

The following was submitted by the city of Malden: 

The City of Malden requires every home and business owner to remove snow and ice from sidewalks abutting their property or possibly face fines ranging between $25 and $100.

To help residents who need assistance in complying with this Ordinance, the City has compiled a list of Service Providers who will perform snow and ice removal services for a reasonable fee.

Snow and Ice Removal Service Poviders have been asked by the City to adhere to the following guidelines:


  1. Service Provider will call you to let you know time of arrival.

  2. Upon arrival, Service Provider will ring your doorbell and provide both a personal photo identification as well as City of Malden identification.

  3. Before beginning work, the cost and the scope of work to be performed should be determined.

  • The minimum charge is $15 for shoveling front steps, front walkway and a normal sidewalk frontage (30 to 50 feet is considered a normal frontage); and

  • The cost of additional work, if any, will be negotiated before any work is performed.

  1. Service Providers should NEVER enter your home for any reason.

  2. Upon completion of work, Service Provider will ring the doorbell for final inspection and payment.


Service Provider

Where Service Provider will provide Service

Phone Number


Mike Checca

All Wards


Jeff Murphy

All Wards


Patrick Murphy

All Wards (shoveling only)


Dave Stoddard

All Wards


Residents who would like to become a Service Provider are asked to submit their name, address, telephone number, email address and other pertinent information to Sheila L. Fermano, City Council Clerk of Committees, at 781-397-7130 or via email at citycouncil@cityofmalden.org. Service Providers are required by the City to be CORI approved.

Chris Caesar November 08, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Banks are responsible for that, though cities may intervene and bill the banks for such things in extreme circumstances.
Chris Caesar November 08, 2012 at 09:15 PM
I lol'd. Don't shovel too much, or it'll rip.
Chris Caesar November 08, 2012 at 09:16 PM
What the heck does The BIGBT have against Netflix?
jirkyrick November 09, 2012 at 01:50 PM
I use my dish washer to clean the snow. Yep , I give the wife a shovel and now she is snow remover....
Suzanne Miller November 09, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I know this is about snow removal but just to let everyone know, I just called the traffic department to see about the "winter parking regulations." It is 24/7 from November 1 to April 1. I was informed that they will not start ticketing until December 1 because evidently this is something new (ha ha) and they will not have the flyers in to put on cars and give people a warning before they start ticketing. Really? I don't read Malden's website but I know there is street sweeping restrictions and they don't give you a break for that, they just put a ticket on your car. Maybe that is what they are going to do with shoveling your sidewalk, not fine you until they tape a notice to your front door!


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