PRIVATE ROAD MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS

Throughout North Carolina, many homeowners do not know who is responsible for maintaining and repairing roads in their neighborhood. There is no comprehensive record of our road’s maintenance responsibility until it is accepted by a local governments or the North Carolina Department of Transportation. This situation has left an unknown number of roads in extremely poor condition, homeowners not understanding they must maintain them, and has delayed adoption of the roads by a governmental authority.

NC REALTORS® POSITION
Develop a statewide roads database which clearly lists the road’s classification and corresponding maintenance responsibility. Improve the requirements for developers to ensure that roads can be brought to NCDOT standards for future maintenance and accelerate acceptance by a governmental entity.