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Can I have a fence or landscaping in my easement or the rights of way?
Easements and rights of way are portions of land set aside to conduct repairs and perform maintenance on utility lines. Homeowners may place a fence or landscaping in some easements but not in the right-of-way or in stormwater easements. However, the homeowner should be aware that these may be moved to allow for utility improvements.

Landscaping or construction within a drainage easement is forbidden by the Stormwater Management Ordinance as follows: There shall be no trees or shrubs planted, nor any structures or fences erected, in any drainage easement, unless otherwise accepted by the City Engineer.

Fence permits are available through the Community Development department for construction outside of the drainage easement only. Call 317-595-3160 for more information on right of way permits.

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