Tree limb pickup update, plus more Georgetown winter storm recovery news

The city of Georgetown has organized tree limb cleanup services for residents. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Georgetown has organized tree limb cleanup services for residents. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Georgetown has organized tree limb cleanup services for residents. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Curbside pickup of tree limbs for Georgetown residents is underway, city officials said in a Feb. 25 news release.

The city has contracted with multiple crews to operate the special pickup across the city, the release said. Limbs and brush should be piled at the curb by March 4. There is no special fee assessed to city residents for this limb collection, it said.

Track tree limb removal progress here.

Tree limbs should be cut so a person can lift them into a truck and then placed in piles along the curb or pavement edge; they do not need to be bundled, the release said. Tree limb stacks with other materials mixed in, such as construction debris or sheetrock, will not be picked up.

Contractors will not go onto private property beyond the street edge to cut up trees or limbs or to move material to the curb. Those who need help cutting up or removing tree limbs should hire a private company.


Residents with fallen tree limbs from the winter storm that need to be picked up but who cannot have them at the curb by March 4 should contact Customers Care at [email protected] or call 512-930-3640.

The Georgetown Building Inspections Department is working with homeowners and businesses for damage repair permits due to the Texas winter weather event.

From Feb. 20-March 23, the city will assess each repair situation reported by customers to determine if a permit is required. Permits are required when multiple water pipes are broken because those damages can affect the integrity of plumbing systems and fixtures, a news release said. The city is waiving permit fees on a case by case basis during this assessment period.

Property owners are not required to request a permit for emergency repairs, such as replacing a hose bib or a short section of pipe; "short" is defined as five feet or less.

If further repairs are needed, a remodel permit must be retained. Remodel permits cost $0.42 per square foot. Permits are still required for repairs to gas lines or gas systems.

Visit www.permits.georgetown.org for more information and updates.