Friday, June 26, 2015

Codes of the City of Downey - Property


Here's a question for you home owners: who owns that land from the edge of the street up 10 feet toward your house?

Until Monday, I thought it was the property owner and the city had an automatic easement on that property to do necessary stuff like sidewalks, trees, waterlines, and so on. But I have since spoken with the city and found out that the city owns the street plus an additional 10 feet into my yard and driveway. I have the easement in order to maintain the property.

Whoa! what a mind opener. This is why I have to get a permit to alter any of the city's property in front of my property which, contrary to what I used to think, is 10 feet shorter.

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