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Right-of-way is an interest in property either owned in fee or as an easement transferred through grant, prescription, dedication or the right of Eminent Domain. The county uses road right-of-way to construct, operate and maintain public infrastructure, including but not limited to the roadway surface, support shoulder, cut and fill slopes, ditches, traffic signs and signals and drainage facilities. Public use of right-of-way includes direct and indirect benefits, such as providing mobility and containing utility systems.
Determining County Right-of-Way Width
In most cases right-of-way width is greater than the surface of the roadway and it does not end at the edge of pavement or back of curb. The county does not have right-of-way maps, but by following these steps you should be able to find the various documents necessary to locate right-of-way:
The vacation application form is available online. Please contact Planning and Zoning for more information.
See the Colorado Department of Transportation Right-of-Way Acquisition Information Brochure.
Signs are not allowed in county right-of-way (see Zoning Resolution Section 11.B)
Find the answer in the right-of-way regulations brochure from the Institute of Traffic Engineers.
Right-of-way for Jefferson County street-widening projects that was purchased from previous or current landowners on or after June 7, 1988, is subject to Section 33.A.7 of the Land Development Regulation.
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