Overgrown alleys present several hazards:
Dry vegetation presents a fire hazard.
Overgrown vegetation may harbor unwelcome rodents and other
Lack of good maintenance in the alley could present a danger
to public safety responders.
Lack of good maintenance inhibits workers from accessing your
needed utilities for maintenance or repair.
Owners are responsible for maintenance to the center line of the alley
directly behind their property:
All overgrown vegetation must be removed and properly
Trees overhanging the alley must be trimmed to a minimum
height of 14 feet.
The alley is NOT the place to dump debris.
There are several programs within the city that may assist property owners
in keeping the alleys clean:
for yard waste disposal.
Organize a neighborhood
and obtain a free dumpster.
Contact your Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator regarding the
Alley Access Change