Homeowners are responsible for maintaining tree limb height clearance of at least 14 feet high over alley bed by 15 feet wide for vehicles to enter. The alley bed must be reasonably free of debris and passable to vehicles (City code Ch. 14-64). Low overhanging tree limbs need to be trimmed to 8 feet above the sidewalk.
Don’t try to trim tree limbs that are growing onto power lines – it’s dangerous and you could be electrocuted! If you find yourself in this situation, call City Public Service at 210-353-2222 to report it.
To see San Antonio’s Property Maintenance Code, visit sanantonio.gov/dsd/codes. For all City Codes, go to municode.com/library/TX/San_Antonio.