Montgomery County snow removal fines may spike to $500

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — The Montgomery County Council has proposed a bill that would make failing to shovel your sidewalk very expensive.

The bill would make commercial property owners subject to a Class A violation, which means they could be hit with a $500 fine if they violate the county’s snow clearing laws.

Residential homes would still only be subject to a Class C fine, which comes with a price tag of $50.

“Restoring mobility for every mode-including motorists, transit, pedestrians, and bicyclists-should be the County’s priority after snow events,” said Councilman Hans Riemer, who introduced the bill.