The Town recently completed a survey of all town streets. The purpose of the survey was to:
- identify the location of the right of way on all streets. The right of way is that area on both sides of the street owned by the town and where power poles, fire hydrants and other utilities are located. Generally, the right of way width is 50 (fifty) feet across; however, that distance varies from street to street and sometimes from lot to lot.
- determine the edge of the right of way and the corner points where each property adjacent to the right of way intersects another right of way. The right of way, rather than being a straight line which parallels the street, varies a great deal along each street and in the past has created problems in determining exactly where the property lines are.
- determine the location of the existing roadway edge. In many cases the road is not precisely in the middle of the right of way. The survey is more accurate than using the street as a measurement. This means that the area owned by the Town may be less on one side of the street and greater on the other.
- determine the ownership of trees which are close to the right of way line. In the past, the town has sometimes been unable to determine precisely when a tree is on town or private property.
Large format hard copies of the survey maps are available for review at the town office. These large maps have a scale of 1” = 30’. The scale allows you to determine the distance between two points by using a ruler to measure the distance. Every inch on the map will correspond to 30 feet on the ground.
Please note that when you look at a survey map on a device screen or download a map, the scale may not apply because the size of the map is different from the original. If you have a question about a map please call or come by the Town office to get accurate information.
In order to review a map, simply click on the map title. To locate a specific property, you may need to view several maps to find the exact property location. On the lower right side of each map is a legend which explains all of the abbreviations and symbols. If you have questions regarding the legend, call the Town office at 301-933-7488.
|Street Name||Maps (some Streets have multiple views)|
|Garrett Park||Whole Town ROW Map|
1. Cambria Ave.
|Clermont Place||Clermont Place|
|Clyde||Clyde Ave., Albemarle, Rokeby Ave|
|Raleigh||Raleigh Ave from Strathmore to Cambria|
|Shelley Court||Shelley Court, Oxford Street|