The City of Rutland works hard to take care of the community. If you have questions related to a particular issue, general information may be found on this website. Please take a moment to explore the information provided as it may answer many questions.  If you need additional assistance, we welcome you to call or email the department directly and they will happily answer any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If my neighbor's tree branches hang over my yard, can I trim them?

Yes. By law you have the right to trim branches and limbs that extend past the property line. However, the law only allows tree trimming and tree cutting up to the property line. You may not go onto the neighbor's property or destroy the tree. If you do harm the tree, you could be found liable for up to three times the value of the tree. So use extreme caution when tree trimming!