Obstructions/Property Owners’ Responsibilities

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  • Physical Address
  • Municipal Plaza Building
    114 W. Commerce, 6th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205   
  • Mailing Address
  • P.O. Box 839966
    San Antonio, TX 78283-3966
  • Phone
  • 210.207.8022


  • Mike Frisbie, P.E.
    Director and City Engineer
  • Anthony Chukwudolue, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Razi Hosseini, P.E.
    Assistant Director
  • Christie Chapman
    Interim Assistant Director
  • Arthur Reinhardt, P.E., C.F.M.
    Assistant Director

Did you know City Ordinances require sidewalks to be maintained by property owners as an extension of their front yards?

Debris blocking sidewalk.

This includes:

  • Keeping sidewalks free from any defects and hazards or obstructions such as mailboxes, basketball hoops, parked cars, trash cans, shrubbery or fences. (Code of Ordinances, City of San Antonio, Sec. 29-11, and Sec. 6-1) Citation and Fine of up to $500.00 (Sec. 1-5)
  • Keeping all trees and shrubs on the premises well trimmed so they will not overhang the sidewalks or streets in such a manner as to interfere with free passage. (Code of Ordinances, City of San Antonio, Sec. 29-10)
Mailbox blocking sidewalk

The Americans with Disabilities Act require sidewalks to have:

  • Stable, firm, slip-resistant flat rolling surface
  • 36-inch minimum clear-width unobstructed path 
  • Minimum vertical clearance of 80-inches

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