What is a "right of way" and who owns it?
Rights of way are the area platted for public streets and utilities. The right of way associated with the street in front of your house is not technically owned by anyone. It is public land that is maintained by the respective jurisdiction. In the case of a city street, the City of Sunset Hills maintains this area and has jurisdiction over it that requires utilities and private entities to acquire excavation permits to maintain those services and associated improvements within those areas.

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1. What is a "right of way" and who owns it?
2. My neighbor is building too close to my property, what do I do?
3. Where is the right of way in front of my home?
4. Well if this right of way area is not mine, yet my yard goes to the curb, why should I cut the grass here if it is not technically my property?
5. What is the difference between a right of way and an easement?
6. Can easements ever go away?
7. Why would I ever want to grant an easement to someone to place something through or along my property?
8. I need to know where my property ends and the right of way starts. Who can do this?
9. What would a land survey cost me?
10. Where can I get names of surveying companies?
11. Who is responsible to maintain a driveway apron? This is located within a right of way.