Oklahoma City, OK asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Land Use & Zoning for Oklahoma

Q: My house has two driveways. The original driveway and the one my grandparents had added on.

The city is now trying to ticket me sayi by the original driveway is an alley? It doesn't even go thru and is on our property is that legal?

1 Lawyer Answer
Doak Willis
Doak Willis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tahlequah, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: You must check the land records to insure that the driveway the City is claiming to be an alley is indeed an alley or a part of your property. Obviously, if the driveway was built on property owned by the City and deemed an alley, the City may then enforce their rights concerning the use of that alley. If it is your property, then the City has no rights. Go to the County Clerks office to look up the legal description of your property and check the plat map if platted. This will answer the question as to whether the City has a claim or not.

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