Regulating City Rights of Way

Informational Memo

Published: March 7, 2019

Regulating City Rights of Way
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service 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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