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If a tree or large limb on my property falls and blocks a city street, who is responsible for its removal?

Julian March
StarNews

Q. If a tree or large limb that is on my property falls across and blocks a city street, who is responsible for the removal? The city or the homeowner? If the city does the removal, will the homeowner be billed?

A. Anything on private property is the responsibility of the property owner, according to Malissa Talbert, a city spokeswoman. If a tree or limb falls onto city property, such as a street or sidewalk, you can call the city at 341-7852 to report it. A city crew will remove the debris up to the property line, Talbert said. The city does not bill property owners for removing debris from the public right-of-way or a city-maintained street, she said.

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