Sidewalk in Olympia neighborhood

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 each year.

Learn where we plan to build new sidewalks and how these projects are prioritized and funded below.

Sidewalk repair and maintenance

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

The resources below can help you keep your sidewalks in good repair and walkable for you and your neighbors.


Contact Public Works at 360.753.8333 or