Who maintains sidewalks in the right-of-way?

Some City property owners are surprised to learn that they own the property where the sidewalk is located and that the City has an easement that allows the public to use that portion of the property for passage. In addition, Washington State law, as well as the Everett Municipal Code, places the responsibility for sidewalk repairs on the private property owner.  If you have any questions about this aspect of sidewalk regulations, please take a look at Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 35.69 and Everett Municipal Code (EMC) 13.08.010 and EMC 13.08.020.

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1. What is an unfit or unsafe sidewalk?
2. Who maintains sidewalks in the right-of-way?
3. Why did I get a notification letter and what happens if I ignore it?
4. I don't think my sidewalk looks bad. Why should I replace it?
5. What is the process to replace the sidewalk?
6. I just moved in. Why didn't the previous owner take care of the sidewalk problem?
7. The tree in the planting strip damaged the sidewalk. Why do I have to fix it?
8. How do I have sidewalks constructed in my neighborhood?