Streets & Sidewalks

Residents of the City of Ripon must remove all snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours of the end of a storm.  Failing to do so, will result in the Dept. of Public Works removing it and the cost assessed to the property owner along with a penalty.  At no time is snow and ice to be deposited onto the street.

The City of Ripon requires a permit for any work done within the right-of-way such as constructing, reconstructing, repairing, altering or grading any  curb, curb-cut, or driveway apron.  A right-of-way permit is also required for utility work.  

Permits must be obtained from the Dept. of Public Works office located at 570 Apsen St. or online under (Permits) before work has begun and the following standards must be met:

  • Residential driveways may be 20 ft wide at property line, no wider than 25 ft at curb line, at least 4 ft from street corner and maintain adequate sight distance. Concrete aprons are required where curb and gutter exist.  Apron should be constructed to provide a sidewalk area 1 ft off the property line and 4 ft wide. Concrete should be 6 in thick.  Reinforce wire is not necessary.  Curb may not be cut down to allow access, it must be removed and replaced with depression curb.
  • Sidewalks must be at least 4 foot wide, located 1 foot from property line and slope 1 inch for 4 foot of width.  Concrete should be 4 inch thick.  Reinforce wire is not necessary.  Concrete through driveway should be 6 in thick.