We share the cost of sidewalk repair with the San Carlos community.
The State of California Streets and Highways Code Chapter 22 and San Carlos Municipal Code Chapter 12.04 place the responsibility for maintenance of the sidewalk area on the property owner. The responsibility and liability for sidewalks fronting private properties has rested on the adjacent private property owner for over 50 years in San Carlos and is common for cities throughout the peninsula, including San Francisco. However, to assist property owners with the financial burden of sidewalk repair, we implemented a Sidewalk Repair Program in which we pay 50 percent of the cost of repair. Please review the policy on how this cost-sharing program works.