1. Review your local ordinances
Many cities, homeowner’s associations and community interest developments have view protection ordinances and regulations. They can be difficult to find, though. Below we’ve provided you with links to the ordinances, tree management policies and view protection restrictions that apply.
- Alameda County Fairview District View Ordinance
- Belmont Tree Ordinance
- Belvedere Tree Ordinance
- Benicia View Ordinance
- Berkeley View Ordinance
- Beverly Hills View Ordinance
- Contra Costa County View Restoration Ordinance
- Corte Madera View and Sunlight Preservation Ordinance
- Culver City Municipal Code Chapter 9.12 – View Preservation
- Del Mar View Protection Ordinance
- El Cerrito View Ordinance
- Hillsborough View and Sunlight Protection Ordinance
- Kensington, CA View Ordinance
- Laguna Beach View Ordinance
- Los Altos Hills View Protection Ordinance
- Los Angeles Municipal Code section 12.22(C)(20)(f) – Fences, Trees and Shrubs
- Malibu Citywide View Preservation and Restoration Ordinance
- Martinez, CA View and Sunlight Preservation
- Napa County Viewshed Protection Ordinance
- Oakland View Ordinance
- Orinda View Ordinance
- Palos Verdes Estates Tree Management Policy
- Palos Verdes Homes Association CC&Rs and Bylaws
- Palos Verdes Homes Association View Protection Policy
- Piedmont View Ordinance
- Rancho Palos Verdes View Ordinance
- Rolling Hills Estates View Ordinance
- Rolling Hills View Ordinance
- San Francisco Tree Dispute Resolution
- Santa Barbara View Ordinance
- Sausalito View Ordinance
- Sierra Madre Hillside Management Zone
- Solana Beach View Protection Ordinance
- Tiburon View Ordinance
- Torrance View Ordinance
- Ventura View Ordinance
- Westlake Village View Preservation
- Clyde Hill View and Sunlight Ordinance - Washington State
2. Let's have a conversation
Call Charlie to discuss your view issues anywhere in California — (310) 265-8000
The remarkable views on your property are priceless. So, when taken away, you naturally want to take action.
Let's talk first so that your initial steps can lead to success. A wrong step at the beginning of your view restoration process can complicate the outcome of any future legal complaint. Call or submit this form to get started.
4. Write a letter to your neighbor
Okay. You've checked your ordinances. You know what the view restoration process entails from reading the 5 High-Impact Steps guide What's next?
If, after doing Steps 1 & 2, you are prepared to pursue a view restoration complaint, the next step is to begin the process with a friendly letter to you neighbor describing the problem and possible resolutions. To help you out you can download our prepared Neighborly Request template. Simply modify it to fit your particulars.
Will sending such a letter immediately end your conflict? Maybe not. These disputes can be legally and emotionally complicated. You may still need some expert advice. If so, we’ll welcome your call and help in every way that we can.
By using these free resources, you’ll at least know you’ve put your best foot forward as you attempt to restore your lost view.