Snow and Ice Removal Policy

Private Driveway Snow Removal 

The Department will plow private driveways that are in rural areas on an as-needed basis at the operator’s discretion. To have the Department plow your private driveway, you must submit an application (PDF) by October 1st.

Residents should not consider the County as a primary provider for snow removal. Our obligation is first and foremost to maintain the public roads and highways before using County equipment to benefit individual private parties.

General Snow Removal Guidelines

The Department carries out snow removal and ice control operations generally following a priority with bituminous surfaced county roads first, then gravel surfaced county roads second and then township roads. After ensuring that these roads are fully open to the public then the Department will plow private driveways. Private driveways are not plowed on overtime.