Snow Removal Operations


Plowing and salting are carried out day and night. Snow operations clear out a linear area of 29 kilometres of roads and 58 kilometres of sidewalks. Hampstead relies on the cooperation of all motorists to ensure that snow removal is carried out safely.

As per Snow Removal By-law 813 and Nuisance By-law 785, Town employees are authorized to deposit snow on private land or on the street.

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  • Potholes and damaged sidewalks (under construction)
  • Water Network (under construction)
  • Lead Pipes
  • Roadwork (under construction)

Blowing the snow on lawns will take 2 to 4 days when more than 10 cm of snow has accumulated on the roadway. In addition, several successive storms can slow down operations.


The Town of Hampstead wishes to remind residents with snowblowers and contractors that pushing snow onto the sidewalks or streets contravenes Town By-law 813 Section 4.

Snow removal operations force us to move snow from the street to the lawns and curbs to allow traffic to flow safely. This may cause snow to accumulate in front of all private entrances and accesses to garages. The Town will follow up by removing these snow banks during the subsequent snow-removal operation.  However, each resident is responsible for clearing their driveways of snow.

When clearing snow, sidewalks should not be obstructed by vehicles parked too close or collection bins . It is essential to ensure that a safe path is cleared for the Town’s equipment. A Public Security officer will issue a ticket for those obstructing snow removal operations.

Residents are also asked to be on the lookout, as vehicles impeding snow removal operations will be towed during heavy snowfalls. If your car is towed, please contact the Public Security Department at 514-369-8250.

Any problem observed in connection with snow removal operations that requires an intervention by public works to correct the situation must be reported via the citizen portal.

However, if a Town department cannot correct the intervention, you are invited to file a claim with the Town clerk.

*The resident will need to provide the information surrounding the incident, the date, time as well as the damages and, if possible, an estimate of the amount of the damages.  The claim to the Town must be sent within 15 days of the event, in conformity with Articles 585 and following of the Cities and Towns’ Act. Do not forget to include your name, address and phone numbers where you can be reached.

Any work undertaken without our prior permission would not be reimbursed.

Questions or concerns?

For any information concerning snow removal operations, contact Town Hall at 514-369-8200 or send a request to Public Works directly on the citizen portal.