Regulating City Rights of Way

Information Memo

Published: October 22, 2020

Regulating City Rights of Way
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This content conveys general information. Do not use it as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited are available from the League’s Research staff.

Learn why cities should manage their streets by enacting a right-of-way ordinance, especially for the ability to regulate utilities, including telecommunications utilities, and others using right-of-ways and to better your utility service lateral locate responsibilities. Be able to control street obstruction, road excavation and re-construction.

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