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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Tree and Sidewalk Maintenance Responsibilities

STREET TREE Property owner responsibilities (starting from back of curb to property line):

               Trim street trees so that the lowest branches are no less than 8 feet above the public sidewalk (3.306)      

                Keep sidewalk and street clear of all debris, including grass clippings and snow/ice (3.604)

                Keep sidewalks in good repair and safe for public use (4.1117)

                Keep vegetation, including grass, healthy and trimmed to 8 inches or less (3.428)

For further details on the above code sections, please see the Winterset Municipal Code.

City responsibilities:

                Road and pavement maintenance

                Streetlight maintenance and repair

                Storm drain maintenance and cleaning

                Traffic sign maintenance and replacement

                Repairing or replacing damaged curbs and gutters

                Managing public utility infrastructure within the right-of-way.

For more information please visit the Street Department homepage.

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