Bolivar, MO asked in Contracts, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Missouri

Q: Abstract 1948 begins having verbage "except road right of way", No amount specified. How do I find the distance allow

In the abstract there is nothing regarding road right of way until this time. Abstract dates from 1859. There is no amount listed as to what the road right of way is. How do I find out what is allowable as the county is starting to encroach upon my fenced property with their road. Is there a statute that defines the width of all county/gravel roads in the State of Missouri?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
  • Springfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I am not aware of a state statute that defines the width of roadways, but some counties have such ordinances. Your best bet is to search the ordinances in your particular county, which can be done online.

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