Homeowners are responsible for installation, maintenance, and repair of sidewalks. The City of Norfolk worked with the Federal Highway Administration to develop and implement a Sidewalk Transition Plan for Public Rights-of-Way to comply with the Americans' with Disabilities Act (ADA). This plan was completed in 2014. The City continues to improve ADA accessibility for citizens on public rights-of-way that include streets, bridges, intersections, sidewalks, trails and bikeways. The goal is to achieve ADA compliance throughout the City.
Section 22 of the City of Norfolk code outlines the requirements and citizen's responsibility in maintaining, repairing, or installing sidewalks.