Right of Way
County right of way is considered land dedicated to public streets, sidewalks, public utilities, transmission lines, walkways, trails, and bike paths. Because this critical infrastructure is used so heavily every day, construction and installation activities performed in the county right of way must be regulated to protect the safety of users and ensure consistency throughout the county.
Examples of work done in a county right of way:
- New construction activities, such as building a new road and sidewalk
- Maintenance, relocation, or installation of utility pipelines and wires
- Tree removal
Property to Buy or Sell
Sometimes construction projects require additional county right of way to expand a road, add bike lanes, install a sidewalk, add a retaining wall, or any number of other improvements to public roads. This additional land is purchased from private property owners through the Real Estate Services group.
Sometimes the county vacates the right of way on a parcel of land. This removes the public's rights to access the land. It is usually requested by adjacent property owners to adjust their boundaries.
Are you looking for information on how to submit a request to vacate a right-of-way? Check out our Vacation Guide
Parcels, Deeds, Plats, and Road Plans
Need to research a parcel, deed, plat, or road plan? Search the Public Works's online library containing property histories going back many years.