Generally the ROW is 33 feet to either side of the centerline.
How close to the road can I plant my shrubs or trees? How close to the road can I install a fence, put up a building or sign?
Although trees, shrubs, rocks, and fencing add beauty, color, and character to our roadsides and provide an illusion of privacy to your yards they can be hazardous and a potential liability for Property Owners, Utilities, and the Road Commission. Therefore we do not allow any improvements within the right-of-way, including ditch fill-in and private signs. Depending upon the road you live on, we ask that you keep any improvements outside the 33 ft. of right-of-way and in accordance with your township and zoning laws.
I heard you're going to remove some trees from our road. I like our trees. What can I do about this?
If tree removal is inthe works and your property is involved, we'll let you know by certified mail or personally. Then, you have the right to appeal the proposed removal. This does NOT include trees located in the legal Road Commission right-of-way.
Our office is open
Monday - Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winter hours for Road crews 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Closed from 11:30 to 12:00 for lunch.
Located approximately 1/2 mile East of the Business Loop on M-72 (Huron Street) To Contact Us: