Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Opens on January 7th, 2020 

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program is an extremely popular voluntary program in which property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the City. Thousands of Chicagoans have participated in the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program, taking advantage of a low-cost, exceptional value, and ease of participation.

The cost-per-square-foot charged to property owners is well below what a private contractor would charge. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may qualify for a further discounted rate.

All property owners with non-vaulted sidewalks are eligible to participate.

The Shared Cost Sidewalk Program will begin accepting applicants on January 7th, 2020 at 6:00 am. Applications can be filed by calling 311, or filed online at by using the Service Request Type: “Shared Cost Sidewalk Program Request”.

Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, and any applications made BEFORE 6:00 am on January 7 will NOT be accepted. The number of participants is based on the availability of funds. The program reaches capacity quickly, so you are encouraged to apply at 6:00 am.

Please note that if you applied for the program in previous years, you must apply again in 2020. The property owner’s contact information and the property’s complete address are required (first name, last name, address, city, zip, phone, and email address if available) at the time of application.

For more information, please visit the Shared Sidewalk Program’s official web page.