The City's Code of Ordinance concerning obstructions and encroachments states:
Sec. 94-1. - Obstructions and encroachments—Generally.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, place, build, construct or maintain any fence, barricade, gate, pole, post, sign, building or other obstruction or encroachment upon any public street, or any portion of a public street within the city, or to cause any of such things to be done, except as authorized in this Code. The enumeration of certain types of obstructions and encroachments shall not limit the scope and effect of this section, but the enumeration of certain types of obstructions and encroachments shall be construed to prohibit and forbid every type and kind of obstruction or encroachment upon any public street, of whatever nature or character.
(b) It shall be unlawful to plant any tree, shrub or plant, other than grass, upon any public street, street right-of-way or easement within the city.
(Code 1991, § 21-1)
State law reference—
Authority of city to remove obstructions, Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 1175.
What is Encroachment
Encroachment is when your neighbor makes a physical intrusion into your land which can either be vegetative, structural, or nonstructural. Mostly, this intrusion is in the form of a house or fence. Such intrusion can happen without your knowledge especially if you are not aware of the proper land survey.