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Frequently Asked Questions

When will my storm debris be picked up?  Why am I still seeing debris along the roads?
The City is unable to provide a debris pickup timeline for a particular neighborhood. However, we anticipate the first pass to be completed by the end of October, and the second and final pass to be completed by the end of November.

Will they pick up on private roadways?
The City began picking up debris on private roadways on October 26.  They will be included with public roads in the second pass through the City.

My grass is dead because of the storm debris sitting on it.  Will the City take care of this?
Your grass may experience some “browning” if your hurricane debris sat on your swale for a prolonged period of time and prevented exposure to the sun and water.  This is usually a temporary situation that should improve once the debris is removed.  However, the City is not responsible for these types of repairs to your swale.

There is damage to my sod that happened when the equipment picked up my storm debris.
There may also be some incidental damage to the soil/sod when the equipment picks up the storm debris.  These types of minor damages will also not be repaired by the City or the contractor.  The City does not have a “sod list.”

After the trees on the swale are cut down, what happens to the stumps?
The contractor will collect the trees, and trunks that are out of the ground.  If the trunks are too large, they may need to be cut into smaller pieces for the contractor to collect.  If stumps are left in the ground the city will identified these after the debris is collected and try to grind them down to ground level.

My wooden privacy fence blew down.  Can I put it on the swale for pick-up by hurricane debris removal crew?
Yes, wooden fences are part of storm debris that will be collected. They will be picked up with landscape materials by the debris removal contractor during the second pass.  They will not be collected with bulk.

Will the City be spraying for mosquitos? We have a lot of standing water in the some areas.
Mosquito spraying is a service provided by the County.  The City has already contacted the County and placed Plantation on the County’s “spray list” for mosquitos. For questions, you may call Broward County at 954-765-4062.

My neighbor’s tree fell on my property and caused damage to my home.  What will the City do about that?
That is a civil matter between the two property owners (you and your neighbor). Contact your homeowner’s insurance company.

I see perfectly healthy trees being cut down.
Any removal of healthy trees should be reported as a Landscape Code Violation to the Landscape Division at 954 -797-2225.  Tree Removal Permits are required in all cases, including trees suffering irreparable damage due to the hurricane.  The Landscape Division is only accepting and processing Tree Removal Permit applications for irreparably damaged trees at this time.  For more information and applications, visit the Landscape Division.


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