With slippery sidewalks everywhere during our January snow, who in Seattle is supposed to make sure they stay safe?
Under Seattle municipal code, the owner of the property, even if it's a business, must maintain the sidewalk.
On city owned pedestrian walkways, the city is responsible for sidewalks.
There is a $500 penalty for failing to maintain your sidewalk in Seattle, but it's rarely enforced. However, you could be held liable if someone gets hurt on your property.