Sidewalk Improvement Program

The purpose of this program is to encourage property owners to replace or install residential and / or commercial sidewalks within the City of Carthage. The maintenance and upkeep of sidewalks are the owner's responsibility.

The city shall reimburse, subject to the availability of funds in the fiscal year construction is completed, a portion of the costs, to the owner of any lot or tract, who shall construct, rebuild, or reconstruct in compliance with city specifications, a sidewalk lying along and adjacent to the owners said property.

Reimbursement is based on a set dollar amount per square footage of the sidewalk to be repaired or replaced. There is also a maximum of funds allowed per project in a fiscal year. For current amounts offered through the program and other details, please contact the Public Works Department and speak with the Code Inspector.