Frequently Asked Questions
Where is my property line?
Generally speaking, your property line is 18 inches behind the sidewalk; however, there are some exceptions.
Can I plant trees in the right-of-way?
however, you must have permission from the City of Alpena. Furthermore,
only certain trees can be planted in the right-of-way.
How do I get sidewalk installed or replaced in front of my property?
can contact the City Engineer’s office to schedule a meeting to discuss
the sidewalk to be installed or replaced, and you will be given an
estimate of your cost to have the sidewalk work performed.
When is a right-of-way permit needed, and how do I obtain one?
right-of-way permit is required any time work is performed in the
right-of-way or adjacent to it. A permit can be obtained from the City
Engineer’s Office and can usually be issued immediately. In some
instances an on-site inspection must be performed prior to issuance of
the permit, which can delay the process by one or two days.