It is forecast that this winter will be exceptionally snowy and cold. Under the circumstances, Songpa-gu has launched a campaign for Snow Removal in Front of My Door so that more people participate in snow removal in the alleys and sidewalks of residential areas. The campaign’s legal ground is the Building Management Ordinance of Seoul City established in 2006. According to the ordinance, snow that fell by day should be removed within four hours from when the snow stopped and snow that fell at night should be removed by 11:00am on the following day. When more than 10cm of snow falls a day, it should be removed within 24 hours. A person in charge of snow removal includes the owner, occupier and manager of a building. When the owner does not reside in the building, it is in the order of the occupier, manger and owner.
The snow in the entire section adjoining the site of the building should be removed. When it comes to the side streets and pedestrian walkways, the snow should be removed from the entrance or the boundary of the site to one meter away from there.
The borough office is making all efforts to remove the snow by providing related equipment and running an emergency system. However, it has its own limit in clearing the snow in the narrow streets and pedestrian walkways in residential areas. Therefore, all of the residents’cooperation is necessary to remove the snow in front of their own doors so that the other people can come and go out of harm’s way.
Who should clear the snow
▶When the owner of a building resides in the building: Owner first and occupier or manager second
▶When the owner of a building does not reside in the building: Occupier or manager first and owner second
When to clear the snow
▶Snow that fell by day: within four hours from when the snow stopped
▶Snow that fell at night: by 11:00am on the following day
Where to clear the snow
▶Sidewalk: the entire section adjoining the site of a building
▶Side street and pedestrian walkway: one meter from the section adjoining the site of a building or entrance
For further information: Road Division, Songpa-gu Office (2147-3300)