Right of Way

Do you know where the public right of way is on your property? (Hint: look for utility poles; everything on the street side of the poles is probably right of way). The right of way is a corridor of property required for roads and sidewalks. Right of way is also where utilities run their lines, including  power, water, sewer, cable, telephone, and fiber optic. Because all the utilities are contained within  the right of way, the City regulates what can go there. Building anything in a right of way requires a right of way encroachment permit.

Utility Coordination / Right of Way Encroachment Permit

Public Works is responsible for monitoring and issuing permits for work performed on City right of way by utility companies or private citizens.  For a complete description of rules and regulations regarding utility accommodation in the right of way , read the GDOT Utility Accommodation Policy & Standards Manual.

Those needing to work within right of way must obtain a Right of Way Encroachment Permit.
Please contact Right of Way/Utility Services at 678-512-3200 with any questions regarding right-of-way encroachment permits, or questions or complaints about utility or other work within City right of way.

Right-of-Way/Easement Dedication

For new developments, a developer may be required to dedicate additional right-of-way/easements to the City. The following forms explain the right-of-way and easement dedication process and are to be used to dedicate required right-of-way/easements to the City. Please contact Right-of-Way/Utility Services at 678-512-3200 with any questions related to right-of-way/easement dedications.

•    Right of Way Policy
•    Right-of-Way/Easement Dedication Flow Chart
•    Right-of-Way/Easement Dedication Checklist
•    Requirements for Conveying Title to Land
•    Right-of-Way Deed (corporate)
•    Right-of-Way Deed (individual)
•    Owner's Affidavit (corporate)
•    Owner's Affidavit (individual)
•    Perpetual Sidewalk Easement
•    Temporary Construction Easement

Property Information CAD Files for GIS

To improve the accuracy of the City's GIS network, property information for new land development and public works projects should be sent to the City in the DXF file format, usable by both AutoCAD and Microstation V8 systems. Please see the files below to create an accurate overlay for use with the city's GIS network:
•    Instructions to Convert CAD files to GIS "DXF" Format