Clear zones are unobstructed, relatively flat areas beyond the edge of the road. They provide clear, traversable recover areas, walking paths, and sight distance for the traveling public. To maintain clear zones, required setback for fixed objects such as fences, walls, trees, and other obstructions are as follows:



In urban areas, setbacks may be reduced where there is curb and gutter or berm. If you have questions about setbacks, or what items are not allowed in the road right of way clear zone, contact the Road Encroachment Permits at 805-681-4990.