Who is Responsible for Streets, Alleys, and Rights-of-Way?

The City of Oregon City maintains roadways that are open for travel. The department does not maintain areas that were dedicated for streets, but never improved and opened for travel. Property owners are responsible for any unopened street areas next to their property. Most improvements to streets and alleys, such as upgrading or paving surfaces, planting street trees, or installing sidewalks, are installed by:

  • Developers of adjacent property
  • Private contract with private funding
  • Street Use Permit with private funding and privately maintained
  • The formation of a Local Improvement District (LID) in which neighboring property owners are proportionally assessed for a share of the costs or
  • City-funded projects

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1. What is Planning?
2. What is the Comprehensive Plan?
3. Planning Regulations
4. Why does Infill Happen?
5. What is the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)?
6. How are we Planning for 40 to 50 Years of Regional Growth - What are our Urban and Rural Reserves?
7. What is zoning?
8. How do I Change my Zoning Designation?
9. Why Should I Get a Permit?
10. Who Owns the Property Next to Me?
11. What is the Difference Between a Homeowners Association and a Neighborhood Association?
12. Do I need a Business License?
13. Who is Responsible for Streets, Alleys, and Rights-of-Way?
14. Will the City Repair the Raised Sidewalk in Front of my Home?
15. What is a Street Tree?
16. What is a Planter Strip?
17. What are the Trimming Requirements for Street Trees?
18. Tree Resources
19. How do I File a Code Enforcement Complaint?
20. What is a Concept Plan?
21. What is the Process for Annexation and Who Votes on Annexation Approval?
22. What is an Overlay Zone?
23. What are the regulations for developing in the floodplain?
24. What is the Natural Resource Overlay District?
25. What is the Geologic Hazard Overlay Zone?
26. What is the Difference Between a Minor Partition and a Subdivision?
27. Do Neighborhood Associations Receive Appeal Fee Waivers?