Transportation & Capital Improvements
Sidewalk Rebate Program

Office

  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022

Staff

  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Deputy Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director
  • Nefi Garza, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Paul Berry
    Chief Communications Officer

Sidewalk

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.

Cost:

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)

Land Use Type Citizen
Share
City
rebate
Citizen
Share
City
rebate
Total
Cost
Residential (Non-CDBG) 50% 50% $1,500 $1,500 $3,000
Residential (CDBG) 30% 70% $900 $2,100 $3,000


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)

Land Use Type Citizen Share City
rebate
Citizen
Share
City
rebate
Total
Cost
Residential (Non-CDBG) 50% 50% $1,700 $1,700 $3,400
Residential (CDBG) 30% 70% $1,020 $2,380 $3,400

GETTING STARTED:

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.

 

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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.


Process

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)

Any 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 following criteria:


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.

Sidewalks attached to retaining walls will not be available for this program due to costs associated with removal and reinstallation.