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Know The Codes

April 10, 2012

The BPNA receive recurring complaints about residents who block our narrow streets and problems with grass and litter. Not only does it become a problem with neighbors, but it also is a violation of Dallas City Code. Please ensure that you are in compliance and keep Bryan Place beautiful.

Below are the Dallas city ordinances referring to these offenses. Please observe these codes to avoid being ticketed.

Obstructions (Section 18-14)

The occupant or owner is responsible for keeping the street, alley, sidewalk and public grounds clear of obstructions. This includes the trimming of trees, shrubbery and vines which may obstruct any vehicle traveling through an alley, or which may obstruct a sidewalk or street or other public grounds. Additionally, sidewalks must have a height clearance of 8 feet – streets and alleys must have 15 feet of overhead clearance.

Take advantage of the City’s Bulky Trash Program by trimming trees and shrubbery to coincide with your legal Bulky Trash Week.

 

Litter and High Grass/Weeds

(Section 7A-18/Section 18-13(a))

Homeowners or tenants are responsible for keeping their lawns mowed, clipped mulched or cleared and the property free of litter (garbage, paper, cardboard, wood, glass, bedding, auto parts, appliances, limbs, etc.). The property must be maintained between the curb in front of the house (or if no curb then from the edge of the pavement) to the middle of the alley (or the back property line if there is no alley). Weeds or grass more than 12 inches high is a violation of the City Code. Failure to do so may result in a court citation and/or a bill for the City’s mowing services.

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