View Ordinance

Please read the El Cerrito Municipal Code, Title 10, Chapter 10.90 for information on obstruction of views by trees on private property.

Neighbors are encouraged to work together in the spirit of cooperation to resolve view/tree disputes.

When a mutual agreement cannot be met between neighbors, the El Cerrito Municipal Code recommends mediation. If you would like to request that your neighbor participate in a mediation process, you may use the sample Tree View Form Letter (pdf, 31 kb) developed by the City.

Mediation resources include but are not limited to the following: