Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Tips and services to help you find a snow removal contractor

The City of Ottawa provides a number of tips and services to help residents with the clearing of snow from their walkways and driveways.

The Snow Go Program helps seniors and persons with disabilities find reliable contractors and/or individuals to clear snow from their private driveways and/or walkways. Once matched up with snow removal help, residents are responsible for making payments directly to the individual or contractor.

Seniors and persons with disabilities can also apply to the Snow Go Assist Program, which provides financial assistance  for a portion of their snow removal costs for eligible participants.

The Snow Go Programs are administered by local home support agencies that serve local neighbourhoods. 

Also, residents searching for a reputable snow plow contractor can review the roster of licensed snow plow contractors listed on ottawa.ca. You can also find tips such as:

  • How to handle a door-to-door sales pitch
  • Understand the terms of your contract before signing
  • Check the Better Business Bureau and customer review websites

For more information about any of these services visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).

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