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No, unauthorized signs may not be placed within the right-of-way of any public road in Park County, nor on any public lands. This includes, but is not limited to, any commercial signs advertising goods or services, real estate signs, political signs, yard sale signs or any sign not authorized by Public Works and the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Any unauthorized signs found in the right-of-way will be removed and disposed of. Public Works will not store any signs pulled from the roadside.
No. There is no parking or storage allowed of any vehicle, trailer, boat, or any type of property or material, including building supplies, trash cans and dumpsters, in the right-of-way of any public road or on any public property in Park County. Vehicles or other property in the right-of-way may be removed at the owner’s expense. The County is not responsible for any damage to property placed in the right-of-way.
A right-of-way is property typically reserved for transportation uses. The property is usually deeded or dedicated, in our case to the County, and implies an ownership right. Rights-of-way in Park County are most often, but not always, sixty feet (60’) in width. However, rights-of-way may vary from twenty feet (20’) to one-hundred and twenty feet (120’) or more.
An easement is for property dedicated to a specific use. An easement is for the specified use only, and the grantor of the easement retains ownership of the property. The easement may be for public transportation uses, or it may be for ingress and egress for specific people across or to a specific property. Easements may also be granted for the placement of utilities or for purposes such as snow storage. An easement will spell out what it is for and how the property may be used. It may or may not spell out specific allowed or mandated maintenance activities, however an easement for public roads usually implies that the road will be maintained and managed the same as a road with a dedicated or deeded right-of-way.
Property lines are usually marked by property pins, which are required to be in, and stay in, place. Plat maps and property descriptions are helpful in determining property lines. If there is confusion as to where the property line actually is, and no pins or markers are evident, a survey may be needed to determine where the line actually is. Surveys will most often be the financial responsibility of the person benefiting from the survey.
By State law, any snow that falls on a property must remain on that property and cannot be pushed into the public right-of-way. Please see the Park County Snow Removal Policy for more information.
It is the property owner’s responsibility to clear the snow from in front of their driveway, please see the Park County Snow Removal Policy for more information.