Park Strip


The Park Strip is the piece of land that sits within the public right-of-way located between the back of curb and gutter and the sidewalk, or in the absence of a sidewalk, the right—of—way line.  The park strip is owned by the City and is used for underground unities such as water, gas, power, and other utility lines.  
Property owners are required by City Ordinance to properly landscape and maintain any park strips adjacent to their private property.  Proper maintenance of the park strips is important for the pedestrians that use the sidewalks and the for the vehicles that travel the streets. 

Tree/Vegetation Trimming


Many residents like to plant the park strips in front of their homes with plants, shrubs, and/or trees.  These plants help to bring beauty to the neighborhood and City streets.  Properly maintained park strips and streetscapes have vegetation that is trimmed, that is not blocking or impeding pedestrians ability to clearly see the roads, sidewalks and intersections.
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Fruit Heights City ordinance (7-1-2) requires a 14 ft. clearance over the road and/or 8 ft. clearance over the sidewalks.  The ordinance also requires residents to trim trees/vegetation on their property as well as on adjacent park strips to meet heights requirements.  In addition, the sight triangle at intersections shall be cleared of any obstruction that creates a traffic hazard.     

Enforcement for the violations of the ordinance (7-1-2) is the City's responsibility.  As these violations are identified you will receive a "Trimming Notice" from the City requesting that you make necessary trimming of the tree(s) / vegetation in order to conform to the item listed on the notice.  This action would need to take place within the next 10 days after the receipt of the notice.   

  • If you decide to trim the tree(s) / vegetation in the City-owned park strip, you must do so within the 10-day period.  You are responsible for removing and disposing of the trimmings.  
  • If you decide not to trim the tree(s) / vegetation in the park strip, the City will contract with a tree trimming/removal service to have the work completed.  The cost for such work will be covered by the property owner(s). 
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Tree/Vegetation Removal


If your tree(s) / vegetation is determined to be a hazard and needs to be removed, you will receive a "Tree/Vegetation Removal" notice.  On the notice, the City is requesting that you remove the tree(s)/vegetation in order to conform to the item(s) listed in the notice.  This action would need to take place within the next 10 days after receipt of the notice.  

  • If you decide to remove the tree(s)/vegetation in the City-owned park strip, you must do so within 10-days after receipt of the notice and you are responsible of disposing of the tree(s)/vegetation. 
  • If you decide not to remove the tree(s) / vegetation in the City-owned park strip, the City will contract with a tree trimming/removal service to have the work completed.  The cost for such work will be covered by the property owner(s).  
  • For the tree(s)/vegetation on your property that impacts the right-of-way, it is the property owners responsibility to trim or remove the tree(s)/vegetation so that it does not impact the right-of-way.  All work shall be completed no latter than 10-day after the notice. 
As a City, we are careful in our evaluation of each tree and of the vegetation but the City is responsible for everything that impacts the public right-of-way, which includes the sidewalk and street.  Your cooperation will make Fruit Heights City a safer place for pedestrians as well as motorists.  If you have any questions, please contact the City Offices at 801-546-0861.