Public Rights of Way

Definition


The City of Hudson’s Land Development Code identifies the right of way as a strip of land dedicated to and/or improved for vehicular and/or pedestrian travel by the public.

Permit


A right of way permit must be obtained prior to the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, removal or replacement of any culvert, sidewalk, apron, or driveway on any public street or road right of way. A right of way permit is also required prior to the repair, replacement, installation, or construction of utility services and sanitary / storm sewers.

Forms & Applications


  • Contractor Bond Form - A properly executed Contractor Bond Form may be submitted by a contractor in lieu of the required $1500 right of way deposit. The bond will apply to permits issued to same contractor for the current calendar year.
  • Ditch Elimination Application / Submittal Packet - A homeowner may wish to install a ditch elimination pipe in the right of way abutting his/her property. The homeowner must submit an application for a permit to work within the right of way, detailed plan, fee, deposit and notarized affidavit to the Community Development Department for review.
  • Right of Way Application - An application for a permit to work within the right of way, detailed plan, fee, and deposit must be submitted to the Community Development Department for review.
  • Contractors with Right-of-Way Bond on File