Brush up on Plainville’s winter weather regulations


The owner/tenant of any premises adjacent to a sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed any snow from said sidewalk, to make the same safe for use by the general public, within 24 hours of snowfall and shall remove any ice or fully cover any ice with sand, ashes or similar substance within 24 hours of formation.


The municipality shall not be liable to any person for injury to person or property due to the presence of ice or snow on a public sidewalk and the owner shall be liable to any persons injured.

Fire hydrants

Residents/business owners are reminded that snow-covered fire hydrants are a major factor in delaying fire department response to extinguishing fires. Hydrants must be cleared of snow, at least three feet around. The time saved by the responding department may play a part in saving life and property.

Throwing snow

No owner, tenant, occupant or his or its agent shall plow, throw, put, or cause to be thrown or put any snow or ice from any private property, from any area in the rear of said private property, from any legally laid out sidewalk, or from the area between a private dwelling house or structure and the legally laid out sidewalk into any public highway, street or traveled roadway in the town.

Parking ban

It shall be unlawful from Dec. 1 to April 1 for the owner or operator of a motor vehicle to allow such vehicle to stand on any street in the Town of Plainville for more than one hour between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. on any given day.

Pet safety

No person shall tether a dog to a stationary object or to a mobile device, including, but not limited to, a trolley or a pulley, when a weather advisory or warning is issued by local, state or federal authorities or when outdoor environmental conditions, including, but not limited to, extreme heat, cold, wind, rain, snow or hail, pose an adverse risk to the health or safety of such dog based on such dog's breed, age or physical condition, unless tethering is for a duration of not longer than 15 minutes. 


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