Right-of-Way (ROW) is the City-owned strip of land from the edge of the street back about 3 to 10 feet. Its purpose is to allow the city to build and maintain the street, curb and gutter, storm sewers and possibly underground utilities.
This land is the responsibility of the landowner but the City has the right to determine what takes place there. A right-of-way may include curbs, sidewalks and utilities. Since the depth of a ROW varies from location to location, a survey needs to be conducted or property records reviewed to determine the exact dimension of any given right-of-way.
ROW Permit Application
Any work in a right of way or easements requires a permit. To fill out a permit for construction related to a Right of Way (ROW), please click here: Permit application
The City of Red Oak adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 5.38 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $-40.57.