Public Right-Of-Way

rowPublic Right-Of-Way: The public-right-of-way is a strip of land dedicated for use by the  City, in addition to the roadway, that is usually between the roadway edge and the sidewalk or utility poles. Generally it is land 1’ to 15’ from the edge of the roadway, depending on what part of the City you are located. For more information about  your right-of-way, call our construction compliance officer at 792-8322.

Any construction or excavation work taking place in the public right-of-way requires a . Street openings, curb cuts, and driveway apron replacements are examples of work needing a permit.  Fees are charged for most permits, and when approved, the Montgomery Public Works Director sets the bond amounts (if applicable).  To obtain a permit for work in the right-of-way or for more information, please call 891-2424.

Any planting or removing of a tree in the public right-of-way requires a cost-free permit.  The City will assist in evaluating trees in the public right-of-way if requested. Call the City of Montgomery at 891-2424. Utilities are generally located within the public right-of-way and residents are not permitted to erect signs or structures or  dig in the area without first obtaining review and approval by the City of Montgomery and by calling Ohio Utilities Protection Service (OUPS) at 800-362-2764.

For more information, call Montgomery City Hall at 891-2424.