As snow descends on Vancouver, city inspectors are now bundling up to investigate their sidewalks. They're out to enforce a fine for not shovelling snow. Just how much is the snow fine in Vancouver? It's more than you'd want to pay.\nAccording to the city's street and traffic bylaw, the snow and ice in front of your property must be shovelled before 10 a.m.\nCity bylaw enforcers stroll down frozen streets, photographing any loitering snow or ice on the sidewalk. They're merciful, however, and will give two warnings first.\nBut if you don't act fast, you could be staring down a fine anywhere between $250 to $800 depending on your property, according to the CBC.\nMost cities across Canada charge snow shovelling slackers, but B.C. might have forgotten since it's been almost a year since it last snowed in the typically mild city.\nNow that the province is facing the lowest temperatures in a century, however, homeowners should start bringing out their shovels.\nLast year, 244 property owners were charged with the offence, when Vancouver saw massive snowstorms throughout February.\nThose are low numbers compared to the winter of 2016 and 2017, when the city issued an astronomical 10,267 warnings, according to Global News, with over 500 being charged.\nMaybe skip the bike today #BCSnow #BCstorm #VancouverSnow pic.twitter.com/s8x4v5hvkQ— Will Low (@willowyam) January 13, 2020\nThe fees in Vancouver start at $250 for personal property, then grow to $400 for tenant-occupied properties, and finally $800 for development lots.\nIf all that sounds bad, at least Vancouverites have the luxury of being offered a warning first: first-time offenders in Calgary get slapped with a $250 fine immediately.\nView this post on Instagram Sunday Snowy Night ❄️ Photo: @enchantedvancouver #VancouverCanada _________________________ Our team: • @Ontario_London • @Toronto_Ca . . . #vancouver_canada #vancity #vancouver #vancitybuzz #vancitylife #vancouverbc #enjoycanada #enjoyvancouver #gastown #lights #night #nightphoto #nighttime #gorgeous #greatshots #greatshotz #marvelshots #igmasters #ig_masterpiece #instagood #instashot #instaworld #igerscanada #igersvancouver #love #city #cityscape #canada #vancityfeature A post shared by Vancouver BC Canada 🇨🇦 (@vancouver_canada) on Jan 13, 2020 at 10:00am PST\nFor what it's worth, at least the two warning system seems to be working: the city claims that 80 to 85% of those given warnings comply immediately, according to Global News.\nLooks like the snowplows can't even deal with this #vancouversnow @CBCVancouver @NEWS1130 @CTVVancouver pic.twitter.com/lO5eqNlUAg— Flynn (@FlynnMeredithB) January 13, 2020\nThankfully, the city has a volunteer snow-clearing program for those unable to shovel snow themselves.\nVancouver's Snow Angels program matches up seniors, people with limited mobility, and people away for the holidays with volunteers who step up to shovel for them.