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Please be advised that §96.26 of the Town of Hamden’s Ordinance for Snow and Ice Removal, requires that snow and ice be removed from sidewalks by the person responsible for the premises within twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of any precipitation. If you are unable to remove snow, ice or sleet after a reasonable effort, you must spread an abrasive substance on the sidewalk to ensure that it is safe for pedestrian travel.
For more information, please see https://www.hamden.com/754/Sidewalk-Snow-Inspections
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Private property surveys are conducted by land surveyors. You can refer to the Yellow Pages under "Land Surveyors" or contact the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors at (860) 563-1990 or https://ctsurveyors.org/ to find a list of surveyors to help you
The property owner is responsible to repair all defective walks and curbs along the frontage of the property. By Ordinance 96.04, the owner, and every person, firm or corporation having the care or custody of any building or parcel of land bordering upon any highway or street in the town where there is any footway, sidewalk or curb, shall maintain such footway, sidewalk or curb in a safe and convenient condition for the use of the public and shall promptly repair all defects therein endangering or incommoding public travel upon the same, and shall promptly remove and correct any obstructions that may be placed or found thereon.
The Town of Hamden has a sidewalk repair program. Details can be found at the following link. https://www.hamden.com/190/Sidewalk-Repair-Program The Town inspects and repairs sidewalks when there are structural problems with the sidewalks. When a complaint is received, the Engineering Department sends an inspector to look at the sidewalks, evaluate the issue, and register the site on our repair list. If the damage is very severe, we will spot repair the walks sooner than the repair protocol. The wait time is months to years depending on our waiting list and the severity of the problems.
Report Sidewalks: There are two main ways to report a damaged sidewalk:
Each situation is different, but the majority of houses south of West Woods Road are connected to a sanitary sewer. Some houses north of West Woods Road are connected also.
Individual connection information is available from the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA) at 203-466-5281.
Septic system information is available at the Quinnipiac Valley Health District office in North Haven, which can be reached at 203-248-4528.
The homeowner is responsible to maintain the sanitary lateral from the house to the main sewer.
Gas services are provided by Southern Connecticut Gas Company, who can be reached at:
Water services are provided by the Regional Water Authority, who can be reached: