As more residents are walking and cycling in the neighborhood, Austin Public Works is asking us to help keep streets and sidewalks clear of overgrown trees and vegetation.
The right-of-way includes roads, alleys, sidewalks, trails, and also the strip of land about ten feet from the back of the curb or road edge to the private property line. Property owners are responsible for maintaining private trees, even when they grow into the ROW. Additionally, shrubs/hedges planted in the ROW or existing on private property adjacent to the ROW must be maintained.
See § 10-5-21 of the City Code for more information about ROW standards.