Community / Roads & Bridges

Sidewalk Policy

Precinct 4’s “Sidewalk Policy” limits sidewalk installation from subdivision entrances to school property lines along a curbed major thoroughfare provided the proposed sidewalk connects to an existing sidewalk at the school property line. Sidewalk requests that do not comply with the Sidewalk Policy; however, do provide a safety component for children walking to school along a curbed thoroughfare may be considered provided:

  1. The sidewalk installation is the only viable means for accommodating the school related pedestrian activity and 
  2. The requesting entity (local municipal utility district, homeowners association or school district) funds 50% of the project costs.

A requesting entity may proceed with sidewalk installation without Precinct 4’s participation and Harris County will accept the sidewalks for maintenance purposes should the improvements be built according to Harris County sidewalk specifications. Requests for sidewalk installation, complying with the Sidewalk Policy, can be submitted for consideration.

Click here to make the request.