Missing sewer vent covers can create tripping hazards and collect garbage. We strongly encourage property owners to replace sewer vent covers in front of their property as soon as possible in order to avoid fines and prevent pedestrian injuries that they be may responsible for and lead to litigation.
Property owners are responsible for the maintenance and repair of sidewalks under Section 706 of the Public Works Code.
Square vent cover:
Round vent cover:
When complaints about unsafe sidewalks are made, an inspector from the Street Inspection Division, will inspect and possibly issue a Notice to Repair, giving 30 days to the property owner to make the repairs.
List of hardware stores that carry sewer vent covers