By Mesquite City Code, residents are responsible for the repair of damaged sidewalks, curbs, gutters and driveway approaches. As this type of maintenance can be costly, a 50/50 cost share program has been established to help defray citizen expenses.
For example, if the cost of repairing one square of concrete (4’x4’) cost $64. The citizen share would be $32, while the city would pay the remainder. For additional details click here.
The 50/50 Cost Share program is only applicable if the City’s contractor performs the work and the home is owner occupied. If homeowners wish to hire their own contractors or do the repairs, citizen must apply for permits before any work is started and such work would not be covered under the program.
The abutting property owner is required to make payment to the City in full amount of their share prior to commencement of reconstruction/repair or in 12 or 24 monthly installments; no interest is charged if payments are made according to schedule.
How do I sign up for the program?
Residents wanting to participate in the City of Mesquite 50/50 Cost Share Program will be placed on a waiting list until new bids are received and the contract is awarded. It is expected that the new contract for the 50/50 Cost Share Program will be executed by October 1, 2019. Estimates will be given to residents once the new contract is awarded by the City Council and new unit prices are established. Once the new contract is awarded, estimates will be given on first come first serve basis.
For additional information regarding the 50/50 program please contact us at 972-216-6282.