Sidewalk Clearance


Throughout the year, Needham students, residents, and visitors will be walking the sidewalks. The DPW anticipates your continued cooperation in helping to keep our sidewalks and roadways safe.

Residents' Responsibility

Residents are reminded that under Chapter 87, Section 5 of the General Laws, it is their responsibility to keep their bushes, shrubs and trees from overhanging the streets and sidewalks, impeding the passage of pedestrians, vehicular traffic, and particularly persons with disabilities.

Corner Lot Residents' Responsibility

Residents are further reminded that Article 2, Section of the town's General By-Laws requires that residents of corner lots keep their shrubbery, foliage, hedges and trees at a height which will not interfere with the sight line across the intersection thereby keeping visibility at its maximum.