The City of Golden Valley reminds residents to keep the public right-of-way (ROW) on their property clear of obstructions, as it violates Golden Valley City Code Section 105-8 (g). Common obstructions include landscaping, trees, walls, and work without a permit.
The ROW refers to the street and the small gap of land between the street and yards (see image). That gap of land, called a boulevard, is specifically dedicated for public purposes such as street and utility work. The City uses the space to maintain and construct roadways, sidewalks, sewer lines, gas lines, phone lines, and other utilities and to store snow.
The size of the boulevard adjacent to the property depends on the size of the dedicated ROW, the width of the street, and the location of the street within the ROW. See the City website for more information.
Since the City uses these boulevards when constructing roadways, sidewalks, and more, residents are prohibited blocking this area. Unless otherwise provided in the City Code, no person may obstruct or excavate in the ROW without first obtaining a ROW permit from the City. Obstructions approved by permit are the responsibility of the property owner. The City reserves the right to remove any obstruction in the ROW without notice and is not liable for any damages.
Read more about the City's ROW.