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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Naperville reminds residents of private tree and shrub maintenance


Public right-of-way must be kept neat and clear to ensure safety

The City of Naperville would like to remind residents to trim and maintain privately owned shrubs and trees so that they do not interfere with sidewalks and other public rights-of-way.

Overgrown vegetation infringing on the public right-of-way can cause sight distance problems for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians and compromise public safety for individuals using the sidewalks or crossing alleyways.

Residents can visit Section 4-3-2 of the City’s Municipal Code online at www.naperville.il.us/municipalcode.aspx to read more about City maintenance requirements of trees, plants and weeds. Residents are responsible for trees and shrubs on privately owned property; however, maintenance of parkway trees is the responsibility of the Department of Public Works. If a parkway tree is in need of maintenance, residents can call (630) 420-6095 or they may submit a request for tree trimming through the Citizen Support Center on the City’s website at www.naperville.il.us.

Failure to keep privately owned vegetation from encroaching on the public right-of-way can result in warning notices from the City’s Code Enforcement Department and eventually fines if the problem persists.

For more information on the City of Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us.

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About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving City consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The City is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The City’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.