Right-of-Way Encroachment Agreements
Anyone wanting to construct or install items within the
public right-of-way (ROW) must obtain approval from CDOT (city-maintained
streets) or NCDOT (state-maintained streets). Each request to encroach into the
ROW is considered on a case-by-case basis to ensure that there is no adverse
impact to public safety or future roadway construction needs. Additionally, all
items must be in conformance with the City's Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance
and other applicable ordinances.
Should CDOT agree to allow the construction or installation
of private facilities within the ROW of a city street, then an Encroachment
Agreement is necessary. An Encroachment Agreement is a legal document that
defines the responsibilities for installation, liability and maintenance.
The Encroachment Agreement is not a building permit. The
holder of an Encroachment Agreement is responsible for securing all necessary