Sidewalks and Curb Ramps

Barrett Law Sidewalk Replacement Program

Evansville's Sidewalks

In 2005, the City of Evansville adopted a sidewalk policy that gives property owners the opportunity to participate in the cost of having their sidewalks replaced. 

Under this new policy, for petitions submitted BEFORE January 1, 2006, petitioners may be eligible to have their sidewalks replaced on a 25% property owner/75% city cost-sharing basis.

For approved petitions submitted AFTER January 1, 2006, the cost share would be 50% property owner/50% city. The details of this new policy are outlined in the Barrett Law Ordinance.

Sidewalk Replacement ProgramTo participate in this cost sharing program, owners of record of the abutting property to the sidewalk requesting repair must complete a Sidewalk Repair/Replacement Petition Form and mail it to the following address:

City Engineer's Office
321 Civic Center Complex
1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, Indiana 47708-1833

Included in this program is a provision for property owners to petition for 'full block' replacement sidewalks.
 
This petition is not binding, but serves as the first step in determining if the sidewalk for which repair is being requested meets the minimum criteria.

Before any sidewalks are replaced under this program, cost estimates would be prepared, public hearings would be held, and affected property owners would be notified.