Examples of Overhanging Tree Limb Violations with Corrections

Property owners must maintain tree limbs and vegetation a distance of no less than fourteen feet (14′) above the street to allow safe passage of fire department vehicles without causing them damage. Branches or other vegetation overhanging a sidewalk must be maintained a distance of at least seven feet (7′) above the sidewalk to allow for safe passage of pedestrians. See illustration below:

Tree Overhang of Sidewalks and Streets

Sight Obstructions in Visibility Triangles also Prohibited

Trees, shrubs, and any other vegetation or signs, fencing, retainer wall or other improvements must not cause a sight obstruction for motorists or pedestrians.

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Report a code violation online or by calling the Action Center at 817-459-6777. In case of emergency call 9-1-1.