DON’T WANT TO SHOVEL? FINE. – Hoboken Issues Tickets to Snowy Scofflaws

DON’T WANT TO SHOVEL? FINE. – Hoboken Issues Tickets to Snowy Scofflaws

(photo via @myhelfy)
Hoboken endured a pretty significant snow event yesterday, which ended around 4:00 p.m.

Yet this morning, the city remained an absolute mess. Streets were plowed, but the snow/sleet hybrid from yesterday kept it pretty slick. And with temps dropping well below freezing last night, the issues were compounded even further.

Meanwhile, sidewalks remain the responsibility of individual property owners/managers.

From the City of Hoboken:

Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. Residents are urged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing snow from their properties. It is illegal to shovel snow back onto streets or onto fire hydrants. The City is responsible for clearing sidewalks around City-owned properties.

To report an unplowed street, unshoveled sidewalk, or other problem, residents can submit an online complaint via or via the Hoboken 311 mobile application.


This business has reportedly been fined by the City of Hoboken for failing to clear the sidewalk in a timely manner.

As of press time, hMAG has been told that the City has issued over 40 fines on Washington Street alone—including the offending party in the photo above. Staff from that business have been seen shoveling the sidewalk as a result of the complaints.

So… keep ’em coming. And if your property needs to be cleared, it should have been done yesterday. Get on it, NOW.

Sure it sucks, kid. But it builds character...

Sure it sucks, kid. But it builds character…

Authored by: hMAG