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Notice of Claim for Damage or Injury

City of Tyler, Texas
Charter
Article IX. Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 79. Notice of claim for damage or injury
 

Before the City shall be liable for damages of any kind involving property damages or personal injuries or otherwise, the person injured or claiming such damages, or someone in his behalf, shall give the City Manager or City Clerk notice in writing of such damage or injury within thirty (30) days after the same has been received, stating specifically in such notice when, where and how the exact injury or damages occurred and the full extent thereof. The City shall never be liable on account of any damage or injury to person or property arising from or occasioned by any defect in any public street, highway or grounds of any public work of the City, unless the specific defect causing the damage or injury shall have been actually known to the City Manager or City Engineer by personal inspection for a period of at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the occurrence of the injury or damage, unless the attention of the City Manager or City Engineer shall have been called thereto by notice thereof in writing at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the occurrence of the injury or damage and proper diligence has not been used to rectify the defect after actually known or called to the attention of the City Manager or City Engineer of the said city as aforesaid. The notice herein required to be given to the City Manager or City Engineer of the specific defect causing the damage or injury shall apply whether the defect arose from any omission or from the act of the City itself through its agent, servant or employee or otherwise.  (Prop. 1, 5-5-90)


If you observe potholes, debris in roads, or any potential road hazards please report them to the City of Tyler's Street Department by calling (903) 531-1393 Monday through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

After hours emergency issues please call the City of Tyler Police Department at (903) 531-1000.



Obstructions Within Public Rights-of-Way

City of Tyler, Texas
Code of Ordinances
Chapter 17. Streets and Traffic
Article X. Streets and Right-of-Way
Sec. 17-56. Obstructions within public rights-of-way and medians prohibited.

a.   It is unlawful to place or maintain any permanent or temporary sign, sign post, advertising displays, merchandise or construction materials or other obstruction within a public right-of-way or median except as provided in subsection b.

b.   The above provisions of this Article shall not apply to:

   1.   Any pole or other object placed within a public right-of-way or median pursuant to any City franchise or permit.

   2.   Any traffic-control sign or device erected or maintained by the City, including signs showing bus stops and availability of public transportation;

   3.   Any sign or placard relating to the placement of public utilities; or

   4.   Any temporary sign or device: if placement of such sign has been approved in advance by the Traffic Engineer to insure that such sign does not create visual or other obstruction within the public right-of-way or median.    (Ord. No. 0-97-54, 11/5/97)(Ord. No.0-2009-15, 2/25/09)

For code and city ordinance questions or to report violations please contact Code Enforcement at (903) 531-1312.

Follow the links below to view the full:

City of Tyler Code of Ordinances

City of Tyler City Charter

 
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