We exist to provide Exceptional Customer Service to residents and visiting public alike by maintaining safe and convenient public right-of-ways and facilities while supporting essential community functions. We also contribute to the financial security of the community and to create a clean and positive environment.
Driving conditions may vary considerably during the winter months. Please drive in a manner that is appropriate for the weather conditions. For helpful driving hints during all seasons, view a copy of the State of Wyoming's Rules of the Road (PDF), and refer to page 75, "Safe Driving Tips."
The Town of Jackson Public Works Department is committed to keeping your winter driving experience as safe and as enjoyable as possible. The department provides quality snow removal services so that you can continue to access your place of employment, recreation, and emergency services. Assistance from the public will help maintain the high quality snow removal services to which our community has become accustomed.
Town crews plow, sand, haul, and blade the streets throughout the winter. These four operations are performed from November 1, through April 15. They clear snow between 3 and 7 a.m. Plowing is done according to the following priorities: town streets, alleys, and parking areas.
Individual citizens must ensure that their vehicles and/or personal property are off the public right of way from 3 to 7 a.m., regardless of weather conditions. Failure to comply with this restriction may result in the vehicle(s) or personal property being ticketed, towed, and/or impounded by the Jackson Police Department. Private subdivisions are not subject to these same restrictions.
The Jackson Town Council passed an ordinance (PDF) clarifying the requirement for the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks in front of residences, businesses and lots of land within Town limits. Every person in charge or control of any building or lot of land within Town limits fronting or abutting on a paved sidewalk or boardwalk shall remove and clear away snow and ice from the sidewalk. The snow removed from sidewalks may not be deposited onto any roadway (street or alleyway), sidewalk or in front of fire hydrants.
In business districts, snow and ice needs to be removed from sidewalks within 6 business hours after the cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain, or by the beginning of business hours the next day following such a fall, whichever period is longer. All other sidewalks need to have snow and ice removed the same day of cessation of any fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain or within the first 6 hours of daylight after the cessation, whichever period is longer. Municipal Code 12.20.020(A).
Snowplowing may cause a build-up of snow in driveways and on sidewalks. It is the resident's responsibility to clear his/her own driveway. We recommend shoveling or blowing the snow back behind the curbing or asphalt and away from the driveway entrance. The Town right-of-way extends two to ten feet from the curb line depending upon the street and this is where the snow is deposited.
In order to prevent property damage, please have all fencing, trees, lot corners, underground water systems and ornamental rocks in this area clearly marked. We also recommend that private refuse containers be placed on the curb after 7 a.m. The department does offer limited snow removal assistance to senior citizens when time, personnel, and equipment allows.
Town personnel have placed markers on all fire hydrants located within the public right-of-way. These hydrants are maintained by Town crews. The Jackson/Teton County Volunteer Fire Department has an "Adopt a Fire Hydrant" program, and they encourage area residents to help clear snow from hydrants within their neighborhood. Fire hydrants within private developments are the responsibility of the homeowners.
For a copy of the snow removal ordinance or for assistance, please call the Public Works Department at 307-733-3079. For more assistance, contact the following agencies:
- After hours dispatch - Call: 307-733-2331
- Fire, Police Emergencies, Ambulance, Sheriff - Call: 911
- Jackson Police Impound Information - Call: 307-733-1430
- State Road Conditions - 800-996-7623
- Town Snow Removal (Freezing/Thawing Problems) - Call 307-733-3079