FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does the City have a Christmas
tree recycling program?
This year, as in years past, the City will accept recycled Christmas trees, grind them into mulch, and provide the mulch to residents free of charge. Please note: As of January 17, 2012, there is no more mulch available.
Who takes care of the sidewalks?
The Streets Maintenance Division provides ongoing curb, gutter, and sidewalk repair and maintenance. To report a need for maintenance or a dangerous situation, notify the Street Maintenance Division by filling out an Action Request Form or call 237-3864.
A tree limb is about to fall, whom do I contact?
Notify the Street Maintenance Division by phone at 237-3864 during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., or the Police Department after hours at 237-6464 to have the City come look at the tree. If the tree is on private property, it is the property owners responsibility to trim it.
A tree is hanging over the street, who takes care of it?
Notify the Street Maintenance Division by filling out an Action Request Form or by phone at 237-3964 to have a city tree trimmed. If it is on private property, it is the property owners responsibility to trim it. The City can notify property owners who need to trim trees or bushes that are nuisances, as well.
What is Adopt-A-Street?
The Adopt-A-Street Program is a community program that gives individuals, companies, schools or organizations an opportunity to adopt a City street and help beautify Paso Robles in partnership with the City. Adoption requires litter pickup for six (6) months on a street segment at least twice per month. For more information on the Adopt-A-Street program or to sign up, visit the Adopt-A-Street page.
The plants/trees in the parkway in front of my house are dying or in need of
trimming, whom do I contact?
Plants and trees in parkways are generally in the Landscape & Lighting District and are maintained by a contractor for the City, overseen by the Street Maintenance Division Supervisor. To report a need for maintenance, notify the Street Maintenance Division by filling out an Action Request Form or by phone at 237-3864.
Do I need a permit to trim my own trees?
You may trim your own trees as you wish, with one exception: mature oak trees. If the tree you intend to trim is an oak tree, see the information available on the Tree Trimming page.
Is there a list of streets in the City?
Yes, download the list.
How can I get my street closed for a block party or other event?
Street closures require a permit and approval from Public Works, the Fire Department and the Police Department. You can download and fill out an application and return it to the Public Works Administration office for approval. For complete requirements and to download the application, visit the street closure information page.
There is a mess in the street from construction traffic, who do I contact?
Debris in the street resulting from construction traffic is handled by the Engineering Division of the Community Development Department. Contact them at 237-3860.
Why is there a dot painted on the tree on my street?
Around the time the annual tree removal project goes out to bid, a dot is painted on trees that are to be removed. This allows potential bidders (and eventually the successful contractor) to know which trees are to be removed. For more information, visit the Streets Division's Tree Maintenance page.
The street sweeper isnt sweeping my street, whom do I report this to?
Notify the Street Maintenance Division by filling out an Action Request Form or by phone at 237-3864.
How do I get speed humps put on my street?
There are specific criteria that must be met before speed humps will be considered. See the speed humps page for complete information.
Who takes care of mosquito abatement in the City?
The County of San Luis Obispo has taken over mosquito abatement for the entire County, including Paso Robles. For more information on the program or to report a problem with mosquitoes, call 781-5544.