For access by District of Columbia residents and tourists, and for various safety reasons, all sidewalks must be kept clear at all times. Each owner, tenant, or lessee is responsible for keeping the sidewalk areas clean and debris-free. This is particularly important during winter snowstorms as home/business owners are responsible for clearing the sidewalks and steps adjacent to their property. Failure to clear the sidewalk and steps adjacent to your property may result in ticketing. Be courteous to those individuals that may need help shoveling their sidewalks and steps, particularly the elderly.