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Tim Jackson at the City of Murfreesboro Engineering Department can be contacted at 615-893-6441 with the address of the property and a description of the concern. The Engineering Department will evaluate the system for proper function and need for correction.
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.