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Report a Dead or Dangerous Tree

A violation of KRS 179.240 and Louisville Metro Ordinance 96.02.

KRS 179.240

Owner to remove obstructions - Dead trees not to be left standing near roads.

1.  The owner or occupant of land situated along a public road shall remove from the right of way, all obstructions, including fences and buildings, which have been placed there either by himself or by his consent.

2.  No Person shall kill a tree and leave it standing within fifty(50) feet of any public road.

Louisville Metro Ordinance 96.02

Removal of Dead or Damaged Trees

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to trim, cut, damage, or remove any tree within the public right-of-way of any street of Louisville Metro, without having secured a permit to do so. Permits for trees located on public rights-of-way other than designated historic parkways of Louisville Metro shall be obtained from the Louisville Metro Department of Public Works.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to trim, cut, damage, or remove any tree within the right-of-way of any designated historic parkway, which is under the jurisdiction of Louisville Metro Parks. These include Algonquin, Cherokee, Douglass-Millvale, Eastern, Northwestern, Southern, and Southwestern. Any and all work on trees located within the right-of-way of a designated historic parkway must be performed by Louisville Metro Parks, or agent thereof.

(C) Subsection (A) of this section shall not apply to Louisville Metro Government and its authorized agents, or to suburban fire districts which are acting to alleviate a public safety hazard.



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