No one else uses it, so why not?

City property exists in various states and for various reasons. Some open space has been designated as conservation area because of its delicate ecosystem, unique terrain, or any other value it provides to plants, animals, etc. Some spaces that may appear to not be in use are actually used for irrigation, for providing city services, or other reasons that aren’t easily visible. And even further space may have been designated for future use that requires maintenance until the time it becomes further developed. For many reasons, we are required to care for public city property in a way that benefits us all, not a single private property owner.

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1. What is encroachment?
2. What is city-owned property?
3. What is Draper’s city code regarding encroachment?
4. How do I check my property boundaries? Where does my property stop and city property start?
5. How do I know if the big open space next to my property is city property?
6. Can I landscape the city property bordering mine?
7. Can I install fencing on the city property bordering mine, to keep the deer out of my garden?
8. Can I dump my grass clippings onto the open space on the other side of my fence?
9. Can I dump my pulled weeds over my fence bordering city property?
10. Can I deposit the spoils from my construction project on the empty city property next to mine?
11. Can I put the extra dirt I dug up from installing my koi pond on the city easement by my property?
12. Can I dump my garbage on city property?
13. Can I put a driveway across the open space by my house to access my property more easily?
14. Can I install an unpaved access to my property that crosses city property?
15. Can I just drive across the dirt field the city owns to access my own property?
16. Can I run sprinkler lines across the unused city property next to my own property?
17. Can I use city trails to access my own property?
18. No one else uses it, so why not?
19. What’s the penalty for encroachment?
20. How do I report my neighbor’s encroachment?
21. How do I anonymously report encroachment I see happening?
22. Where can I get updates on city code issues like encroachment?