Sidewalk Curb & Gutter Incentive Program

Program Objective

The Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Incentive Program was established by the City of Fort Scott to help aid residents in the repair of infrastructure that is critical to the wellbeing of the community and its citizens.

The City of Fort Scott recognizes that the maintenance and repair of existing sidewalks within the city is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors. City Code places sole responsibility for sidewalk maintenance and repair upon adjacent property owners.

This program was developed in recognition of that this obligation can come with significant cost. The primary goal of the program is to facilitate the property owner's responsibility to improve damaged right-of-way sidewalks so they are safe and passable to the general public.

Application Process

  • Before construction begins, the applicant shall obtain a Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Program Application, and the appropriate permit from the Codes Department.
  • The applicant shall be responsible for submitting a copy of any permit along with the completed and signed application to the Economic Development Department located in City Hall.
  • The Codes Office will review the application and visit the project site prior to providing the applicant with an approval letter for grant funds.
  • Upon completion of the project, the applicant shall notify the Codes Office for review of work and provide copies of itemized project invoices and receipts to the Department of Economic Development for reimbursement.
  • A final inspection must take place by the City before reimbursement is made.

Additional Links
Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Incentive Program Guidelines
Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Incentive Program Application