Winter Tips For Needham Residents

  • When clearing your driveway place snow to the right/downhill side of your driveway, as you are facing the street when shoveling. This will help reduce shoveled snow from being deposited in your driveway when the roadway is plowed.
  • If you hire a contractor to clear the snow from your driveway, please make sure that the contractor pushes the excess snow onto your property and NOT onto the street or sidewalk.
  • Placing snow from private property in the street or sidewalk can create hazardous conditions. It is also a violation of the Town's Bi-Laws, Article 3, Violations can result in a $50.00 fine for each offense.
  • Commercial property owners are responsible for removing snow and ice from adjacent sidewalks per the Town's Bi-Laws, Article 3, Violations can result in a $50.00 fine for each offense.
  • If you notice any intersections that have become blocked by snow and it is difficult to see oncoming traffic, please notify the Public Works Highway Division at 781-455-7550
  • Residents can aide the town by clearing fire hydrants and catch basins, where safe to do so. Fire hydrants will be dug out as time permits. There are over 1,700 fire hydrants. Please consider participating in the "Clear-A-Hydrant" contest. This contest is organized by the Needham Fire Department, please view more information.
  • Needham Youth Services offers a list of youth who are available for hire to shovel snow. For more information please contact Needham Youth Services at 781-455-7500. Ext: 333.
  • The Town is not responsible or liable for personal property that is located within the public way.
  • Reports of damaged private property will be assessed by the DPW. If you experience private property damage please contact the Department of Public Works at 781-455-7550 or submit a property damage claim form.
  • Lawn or berm damage resulting from plowing will be repaired in the spring. Please report lawn and/or berm damage via SeeClickFix or call the Department of Public Works at 781-455-7550.

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