City extends deadline for residents to make sidewalk repairs

photo by: Nick Krug

A crumbling section of a Lawrence neighborhood sidewalk is pictured in this file photo from Feb. 28, 2018.

The City of Lawrence has extended the deadline for those who want to make or arrange their own sidewalk repairs.

The city has extended the deadline to file self-repaired hazards from April 30 to May 31, according to a city news release. The release said that the deadline was extended to help Lawrence residents who may be experiencing both time and financial burdens because of COVID-19.

Those making repairs themselves must have an inspection scheduled with the city by May 31. The properties that have not had hazards repaired or that have not scheduled inspection of their self-repairs by the deadline will automatically be included in the city’s bid with its contractor.

The city was broken into zones to begin enforcing its long-standing ordinance that requires property owners to pay to repair the sidewalks running along their properties, and several neighborhoods in southeast Lawrence must make repairs this year. For more information, residents can visit

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