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Alleys, Driveways, and Retaining Walls

Your Rights and Obligations

Alleys, driveways and/or retaining walls are private property. They belong to you, the property owner. The City does not own or maintain them. It is the responsibility of owners to maintain them in a safe and sanitary condition.

The owners of all abutting properties, generally, have the right to use the entire length of an alley way or driveway (This is written in your deed).

All costs for repairs or reconstruction to an alleyway or driveway are shared by those property owners having deed rights and otherwise for the use of alleyways, driveways, and retaining walls. Even if only parts of an alley, driveway or retaining wall need repair, all responsible property owners must share the cost of the repair.