Jason Olson, Deseret News
Kevin Tate poses for a portrait by his snow plow at the South Jordan Municipal Services complex in South Jordan, Feb. 2010.

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake County residents are reminded to clear snow from sidewalks as soon as possible following storms and to move their vehicles in time for snow removal on streets.

New rules in Salt Lake City require property owners to clear snow within 24 hours after the snow has stopped falling. Property owners who do not comply can be fined $50 the first day the violation exists, $75 the second day and $100 the third day. For tenants or property owners with street-front footage of more than 200 feet, fines are $100, $150 and $200, per respective day. The requirements apply to commercial and residential properties.

In unincorporated Salt Lake County, ordinances require residents to remove snow from the sidewalks within one hour after the snow has stopped, unless the storm occurs between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. In that event, sidewalks should be cleared by 8 a.m. the morning following the storm.

County residents should not place snow on any county road or highway.

In a statement issued by Salt Lake County Tuesday afternoon, homeowners in areas with sidewalks were asked to keep the walkways as clear as possible within 12 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Residents were also asked to clean the snow from fire hydrants in their neighborhoods to ensure prompt response to structure fires.