Vacating Roads And Streets

Road vacation is the legal process of undoing a road creation. The vacated road ceases to be a public road where the public currently has the right to travel. There are many possible reasons for this action to be taken and some examples include vacating an unimproved road to clear land titles or to add land to a lot so that it conforms with zoning requirements, or to obtain control over a section of land so it can be managed more directly such as installing gates or fencing.  Road vacations also return land not actually being used as a road to the tax rolls.

The process of vacating a road has many steps which are outlined in our document Vacation Procedure and Sample Forms.  If you have any questions, please be sure and contact us.