Sidewalk Replacement Assistance Grant Program

The Oregon City Municipal Code Section 12.04.030 and 12.04.040 makes it the responsibility of the adjacent property owner to maintain the public sidewalk. In some cases, the sidewalk may have become in disrepair due to the roots of a nearby tree planted between the curb and sidewalk.

The City Commission adopted a policy on February 2, 2022, to address this issue and provide monetary assistance to property owners who can document the cost involved in repairing the sidewalk.

See the policy document (PDF).


  1. An application (PDF) must be submitted.
  2. A right-of-way permit (PDF) must be applied for and issued.
  3. Applications are only accepted for sidewalks along public streets.
  4. Applications are only accepted for sidewalk replacement caused by tree roots, although the tree does not have to be removed.
  5. Grant funds are only available to the property owner who owned the property at the time of the sidewalk replacement.
  6. The program is a reimbursement program, and the work must be initially completed at the property owner's cost with a valid right-of-way permit (PDF).

Grant funding is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis at a rate of up to $1500 per tree disturbance location.

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to email Josh Wheeler, the program administrator, Assistant City Engineer.