In a recent budget survey, people in Olympia ranked walkability as a high priority. Sidewalks are important to our City. We are working together to build new sidewalks and maintain the ones we currently have.

Building Sidewalks

In 2004, Olympia voters approved a 3 percent increase to the private voted utility tax (VUT) to fund parks and walking facilities. One percent, about one million dollars, of these funds are dedicated to sidewalks and neighborhood pathway projects. The sidewalks are identified in the Sidewalk Program Report. Two percent of the VUT tax per year is dedicated to Parks.

Learn more about Olympia's long-term plans to build sidewalks.

Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance

City code requires property owners to repair sidewalks which are adjacent to their property (OMC 12.36.010).

For more information, contact Code Enforcement staff at 360.753.8487.

Keep Sidewalks Clear

Customer disposing of Fall leavesKeeping sidewalks clear and in good repair is vital to creating walkable neighborhoods. You can help by:

Caring for our sidewalks (Flyer, PDF)


Contact Public Works at 360.753.8333 for more information.