The City of San Antonio offers financial assistance through the Sidewalk Rebate Program. This program allows homeowners to apply for financial assistance in the form of partial rebates to help reduce the expense of sidewalk/curb repairs and replacements. The Sidewalk Rebate Program runs through October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019 so you are encouraged to apply early.
The eligible rebate that residents can receive range from 50-70% of the repair cost. The City will determine the total rebate estimate for which you are eligible according to whether or not your property is located in a federally-designated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) geographic area. An example of the required match amounts are shown below:
Table 1: Financial Commitment for Sidewalk Repair detached from curb
50’ Length, 4’ Width = $60 per linear foot (based on City-determined Cost of Service)
Table 2: Financial Commitment for Sidewalk Repair attached to curb
50’ Length, 4’ Width = $68 per linear foot (based on City-determined Cost of Service)
Measure the existing linear feet of sidewalk along your property line, then call 311 to determine the possible rebate amount pending eligibility confirmation. 311 will submit all service requests to Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) for investigation and a formal cost estimate.
Residents who want to participate in the City’s Sidewalk Rebate Program can call the City’s 311 Customer Service Line and ask to sign up. Once a request is received, Transportation & Capital Improvements (TCI) engineering staff will examine your sidewalks condition. An eligible project scope and rebate estimate will be mailed to you. You’ll have 15 business days to accept or reject this estimate. If you do not respond within the allotted 15 business days, the request will be closed. If you accept the estimate, you can then select and hire your own contractor to complete all necessary sidewalk repairs within 60 business days.
Once repairs are finished, submit your completed rebate forms and copy of invoice (or receipt) from the contractor itemizing work and costs. Once repairs have been inspected and approved, you will receive a rebate check by mail for the eligible amount of the repair cost, not to exceed $3,000. Your check will be mailed to you within 30 business days.
Any residential sidewalk within the City of
San Antonio city limits can be
considered under the program. If the inspection determines that the roadway
is scheduled for future construction within the next five years as part of the
Infrastructure Management Program (IMP) or the City’s Bond Program, City staff
will work with the property owner to determine if sidewalk repairs would be
beneficial at that time.
Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of participants is based on availability of funds. The Sidewalk Rebate Program runs through October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019 so you are encouraged to apply early. Requests for participation in this program can be made by calling the City’s 311 Customer Service Line.
A request for participation in the Sidewalk Rebate Program can be made by any individual and/or neighborhood association. The request must be for a specific street segment and the following information is required at the time of request:
1. Contact information
2. Requested street name
3. Address of requestor
4. Estimated length (measurements) of sidewalk being repaired
5. The limits of the street segment (i.e. from the 8500 to 8600 block)
homeowner living within the City of San Antonio city limits can request to
participate in the program. Commercial properties are not eligible to
participate. The City determines which
sidewalk repair requests are eligible for partial rebates based on the
1. Location of the sidewalk and the assessed condition of repair
2. Completed request submitted by homeowner to 311
3. Initial repair costs paid by the homeowner's Neighborhood Association
4. Completed rebate forms and successful inspection
The scope of a
Sidewalk Rebate Program project is limited to sidewalks within the public
right-of way and may include replacing the main sidewalk in front of the
property. ADA (Americans with
Disabilities Act) ramps (wheelchair accessible ramps) will be installed by the
City at no expense to the property owner.
Replacement is based on engineering considerations. Only the portion of sidewalk in need of
replacement, as determined by TCI, is eligible for the Sidewalk Rebate Program.
The property owner does have the option to replace the entire sidewalk in front
of their property. However, only the portion of sidewalk determined by TCI to
be in poor condition will be rebated.
attached to retaining walls will not be available for this program due to costs
associated with removal and reinstallation.
A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) assists with funding for various community needs, including infrastructure. You can find out more about how the City of San Antonio assists with these types of funding at https://www.sanantonio.gov/GMA/About/FundingSource. Check out this interactive map here to see if you live in a CDBG area.