The Alameda County Public Works Agency administers a Sidewalk Repair Program whereby the County assists single family residents with repair of tripping hazards located along their property frontage. To determine if your property is eligible for the program you can contact (510) 670-5599 or send a request though the County’s info request link at email@example.com.
If you are eligible to participate in the program, the County will reimburse the property owner 50%, up to a maximum amount of $750, to correct the existing tripping hazard either by removal and replacement or slicing of the existing concrete.
Property Owner's Responsibility
It is the adjacent property owners responsibility for maintenance of the sidewalk abutting their property per the California Streets and Highways Code, Section 5160. When a tripping hazard is reported, the County will notify the property owner of the sidewalk issue and if appropriate request repair.
To report a tripping hazard on a sidewalk within the unincorporated area of Alameda County, please submit a service request using our online portal.