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There is no standard right-of-way distance for every road. Generally, the right-of-way ranges from 16.5 to 150 feet from the road’s centerline. Due to this wide range, it is important to find out the exact right-of-way distance before completing any work. For more information please contact the Department of Public Works at 603-448-3112.
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The City of Lebanon currently has several construction projects in progress throughout the City. To learn more about each project including who to contact if you have questions, please visit our Construction Projects page at LebanonNH.gov/Construction.
You need a driveway permit whenever you add or change existing access to your property. For more details regarding driveway regulations, please review the City of Lebanon Application for Driveway Permit (PDF). Additional information regarding how to submit your application can be found on the Public Works Forms, Permits, and Standards page.
You can find an application for a driveway permit by visiting the Public Works Building or by downloading it from our Forms, Permits, and Standards page.
An excavation permit is required whenever any work is to be performed in the City's Right of Way.
The following information is needed to fill out an application:
Learn more about street excavation permits including an application for a permit on our Public Works Forms, Permits, and Standards page.
The City Engineer issues E-911 addresses for the City. You can call the Engineering Office at 603-448-3112. Please have the location of the proposed driveway and the tax map and lot number information for the parcel to be addressed. You can find information about 911 Standards on our Public Works Forms, Permits, and Standards page.
To find out if your property is in the flood plain you can use the City of Lebanon GIS map system or the FEMA Map Service Center. You can also call the Department of Public Works at 603-448-3112 and ask to speak to the Engineering Office.
All public roads are located within land, which is referred to as road right-of-way. Within a typical road right-of-way, the following public facilities can be found: the driving surface, roadside shoulders and ditch, public utilities, sidewalks, and traffic signs to name a few. Road right-of-way width is established by deed, statute, or through the platting process. Regardless, lands within the road right-of-way are reserved for use of the traveling public.