Sidewalk Replacement by Homeowner

Property owners who wish to make sidewalk repairs themselves may do so by entering into a cooperative agreement with the Valparaiso Public Works. Under this agreement, the following guidelines will apply:
  • The property owner must apply Right of Way Cut Permit with the Engineering Department.
  • Public Works will remove the old sidewalk. Please note, sidewalk removal must be scheduled at least one week in advance to allow time for utility locates to be marked and our crew to be scheduled.
  • The work on the sidewalk must start promptly after removal and all work must be performed to City specifications.
  • The labor and materials required for the new sidewalk will be the responsibility of the homeowner. City residents qualify for a discounted rate for the concrete needed for sidewalk replacement from the city’s supplier.
Feel free to contact our office for more information, 219-462-4612 or send an email.