Right of Way and Easement Maintenance

On March 18, 2013, City Council approved an amendment the Code of Ordinances adding Section 22-22, Mowing, Tree Trimming and Care of Right-of-Ways and Easements.

Beginning August 19, 2013, property owners and occupants will be required to maintain grass, trees, bushes, shrubs, weeds and brush on abutting street right-of-ways in order to prevent unsafe, unsightly, offensive or nuisance conditions in the City of Bellaire.

Code of Ordinances Section 22-22 (PDF)
Please call 713-662-8170 for more information.

City's Mowing Responsibilities
Beginning August 19, 2013, the City will mow only the following areas:
4300 - 4400 Block of Beechnut
North side of Beechnut
4403 Wendell
Wendell Lift Station
7210 Newcastle Evergreen
Water Plant - Well #4
6406 Avenue B Feld Park Water Plant
Well #5
7625 Renwick
Renwick Water Plant - Well #6
5104 Jessamine
Central Water Plant - Well #3
4300 Edith
Wastewater Treatment Plant
4400 Block of Edith
Both sides, including Recycling Center
Northbound IH610 Feeder Road 8300 Block through 5600 Block
East side of IH610; Beechnut St to Glenmont Drive - Only the area between the Feeder Road and the Main Lanes of IH610
Southbound IH610 Feeder Road 5200 Block through 8300 Block
West side of IH610; West Park to Beechnut St -Only the area between the Feeder Road and the Main Lanes of IH610

1305 First Street
Chain Link Fenced-In Yard
4300 - 4400 Block of Beechnut
North side of Beechnut
1300 - 1400 Blocks of Anderson
From Lehigh to Dead End
4300 Block of Bissonnet
From Railroad Tracks west 500’, Both Sides
4300 Block of Bellaire Blvd
From Railroad Tracks west 500’, Both Sides
The city mows these areas once a week.

Resident Responsibilities
Code of Ordinances Section 22-22 (PDF) requires owners and occupants to maintain grass, trees, bushes, shrubs, weeds and brush abutting street right-of-ways.

Areas the Resident Must Mow
In the following areas, the residents are required to maintain from the curb or edge of the street to the property line:
5500 - 8300 Blocks of Newcastle
From Beechnut Street to Glenmont Drive
4900 - 5000 Blocks of Glenmont
From S Rice Ave to Anderson Street
4500 - 4600 Blocks of Fournace
From Newcastle to IH610 Feeder Road
4700 - 5000 Blocks of Fournace
From IH610 Feeder Road to S Rice Ave
7800 Block of Chimney Rock
From Evergreen to Braeburn
4700 - 4900 Blocks of Jessamine
From IH610 Feeder Road to S Third
7800 Block of Alder
From Evergreen to Braeburn; Both sides

Fines
The city may assess a fine against a property owner and/or any other person in possession or control of such property of up to $500 per occurrence for a violation.

What if I don't have access to the area I am required to mow?
Residents are still required to maintain the right of way or easement.
Residents may or may not choose to install gates in their fences. The number of gates installed is also at the resident’s discretion.