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Old 01-28-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What's the most direct way to learn whether a street is governed by the City of Atlanta (public) or whether it's under the governance of a private entity (e.g., an HoA)?

Specifically, I'm interested in learning who is responsible for road maintenance and parking enforcement.

I've spent way too much time not finding info on the website, sitting on hold and getting transferred from one office to another.

I'm hoping the smart folks here in this forum can point me in the right direction.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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What's the most direct way to learn whether a street is governed by the City of Atlanta (public) or whether it's under the governance of a private entity (e.g., an HoA)?

Specifically, I'm interested in learning who is responsible for road maintenance and parking enforcement.

I've spent way too much time not finding info on the website, sitting on hold and getting transferred from one office to another.

I'm hoping the smart folks here in this forum can point me in the right direction.
Where is it and what's the street name? Who pays for the streetlights? The city or HOA?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:29 PM
 
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I thought the general rule was if the neighborhood is access controlled (gated), then the HOA owns the streets, lights, and sidewalks. If it isn't, those things are run by the city or county.

That's the case in my subdivison, anyway. I know because residents sometimes complain about cars parking on the street, but since they are city streets, this is legal and the HOA can't do anything about it. But that they are city streets also keeps our dues down, so that makes it much easier to tolerate the occasional street parked car! It's also cool because if somebody is blocking the sidewalk with their car, you don't have to wait for the HOA to send them a letter. You can call the police and have them write a ticket (not that I ever would, but one could).

If I were you, I would just call the local police. If it's not their road to patrol, they will let you know.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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I thought the general rule was if the neighborhood is access controlled (gated), then the HOA owns the streets, lights, and sidewalks. If it isn't, those things are run by the city or county.
This was my understanding as well
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I thought the general rule was if the neighborhood is access controlled (gated), then the HOA owns the streets, lights, and sidewalks. If it isn't, those things are run by the city or county.

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I think the gate makes the road private; but the absence of a gate does not necessarily make it a city/county owned road.

I'm pretty sure we had some private 'roads' in Horseshoe Bend that were not behind a gate. Looked a heck of a lot like a long wide driveway; but there were a couple dozen homes along there. The homes carried normal addresses, IIRC.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Hey folks, thanks for the replies.

I prefer to keep the street name under wraps for a variety of reasons.

If anyone else knows of a specific department of the City of Atlanta or the State of Georgia that can state with authority the public/private status of a street, please let me know.

In the meantime I'll try APD.
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