Resident Responsibilities


The Olivette Public Works Department is very small in comparison to the service area of the Olivette Community. We rely on the our partnership with the public to provide the best service possible to all residents. Please follow the resident responsibility guidelines, to do your part in keeping Olivette beautiful.

Planting in the Right of Way 


Generally, when you plant trees, shrubs, and hedges you must stay within your property; however, some special planting of trees is authorized by permit in the public right-of-way, which usually includes the tree lawn, an area between the street and sidewalk. Learn more.

Swimming Pool Maintenance Guidelines

Swimming Pool

It's important to know the acceptable procedures for emptying a pool in order to prevent polluting local streams and aquatic life. Learn more.

Snow Removal from Sidewalks

Snowy Sidewalk

The removal of snow from sidewalks and driveways is the responsibility of the property owner. Learn how soon you should shovel after snowfall, where to shovel, and the areas which residents are responsible for clearing versus areas the city will provide snow removal for. Learn more.



Unsightly appearance plus the health and welfare of others are concerns in connection with weeds. All weeds and noxious growths on any residence, lot or parking lot shall be destroyed or cut by the owner or persons in possession of the lot before the same (weeds) shall have grown to the height of 10 inches. If you do not remove the weeds yourself, the City is empowered to do so and assess you for the cost of the removal. 

Prevent Pollution to Our Waterways

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Our suburban area creates three major pollutants: pet waste, grease, and chlorine-filled swimming pool water. Learn how to dispose of each pollutant properly in order to prevention the pollution of our environment.  Learn more.