What is meant by the Town’s Right-of-Way?
An example of a town's Right of Way (ROW): A town owns a public street that goes through a residential neighborhood. The town also owns a few feet past the pavement and or sidewalk on both sides of the street. If a residential street is 30 – 36 feet wide the town may own a total of 46 – 50+ feet wide area. So, yes, the town may own part of your front yard. Virtually all public streets are like this, from local residential streets on up to interstate highways, which may have ROWs that are hundreds of feet wide.

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1. Which permits require Montgomery County Maryland approval as well as Town approval?
2. When is a tree removal permit required for trees on my property?
3. What if I am in the Historic District of Somerset?
4. What is meant by the Town’s Right-of-Way?
5. What criteria are used in passing judgment on my application?
6. May I present my application in person?
7. What are the costs associated with a permit application?
8. When will I be notified of the decision on my permit application?
9. When are building permits due in order to be considered at a regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on the first Monday of every month?
10. Can I pay a late fee and still have my building application approved at the regularly scheduled Council meeting?
11. May I apply for a waiver for certain permit requirements?
12. May I appeal the Council or Mayor’s Decision?
13. What are the days and hours that construction work can start and end?