Trees

Tulsa’s residential-use codes were passed to preserve property values and to guard the health of residents and the safety of residential property. Title 24

The following are hereby declared to be nuisances:

  • All limbs of trees which project over a public  street must be more than  nine (9) feet above the surface of the street. NUISANCES AFFECTING PEACE AND SAFETY  SECTION 103.
  • Trees damaged or dead to the extent that a limb, tree or part could fall; NUISANCES AFFECTING HEALTH SECTION 101
  • All trees, hedges, signs or other obstructions,  located within a sight-distance triangle which prevent persons driving vehicles
    approaching an intersection of streets from having a clear view of traffic approaching such intersection.  NUISANCES AFFECTING PEACE AND SAFETY  SECTION 103.
  • Enforcement. Report such violations to is the Department of Public Works Neighborhood Inspections Section 596-7698 or to the Mayor’s Action Center (596-2100)


Anyone in Tulsa who commits any nuisance or is an  accessory, or who owns or occupies any property and knowingly permits the creation or continuation of any nuisance  shall be guilty of a misdemeanor offense and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00), excluding costs, fees and assessments, or by imprisonment in the City Jail for a period of not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day of such violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Ord. Nos. 17942,21596,21954 SECTION 106. CRIMINAL PENALTY

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