I have a drainage easement in my yard that has a ditch (or pipe) in it. Can I put a fence/shed/retaining wall/pipe/swimming pool/landscaping in the easement?

Sheds, swimming pools, detached garages, and other similar construction are not permitted to encroach in a public drainage easement. Landscaping and fences are sometimes permitted in drainage easements. You must make a request to the Engineering Department and staff will determine if a fence or landscaping will be permitted to encroach into said drainage easement. Under no circumstances should a fence or landscaping cross the flow line of a ditch. Please note: If encroachment is allowed with a fence or landscaping, the homeowner will be required to sign an Easement Agreement. This document states that the homeowner understands that if the fence or landscaping creates a problem, or if the easement has a need for work, the fence or landscaping will be removed at the homeowner's expense. This includes the removal and the replacement.

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1. I have a ditch, pipe, or storm drain in my yard that doesn't seem to be working properly. Who do I need to contact?
2. I have a drainage easement in my yard that has a ditch (or pipe) in it. Can I put a fence/shed/retaining wall/pipe/swimming pool/landscaping in the easement?