Encroachment is when any physical object projects into the city’s right-of-way and/or city-owned easements. The physical object can include any portion of a building, including an awning or a fence for example. It can also include signs and conduits.
The Planning & Development director may authorize all encroachments into public Right-of-Way or City-owned easements, with the exception of encroachment requests that fall under the category of “Major Encroachments.” Major encroachments are defined as building structures on, above or below public Right-of-Way. Major encroachment requests must go to the City Council for approval.
For additional information, contact:
Manager, Janie Morales, at 817-392-7810 or Janie.Morales@fortworthtexas.gov.
Project Assistant, Laurie Lewis, at 817-392-2600 or Laurie.Lewis@fortworthtexas.gov.
Project Assistant, Jennifer Ezernack, at 817-392-2737 or Jennifer.Ezernack@fortworthtexas.gov.
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