Help us Clear our County Roads…
Often homeowner obstructions can prevent county road operations from properly clearing your home's access during a snowstorm or from providing routine maintenance to your street. A good example of obstruction is a neighborhood basketball hoop. These prevent county trucks from properly removing snow in your neighborhoods and could even cause damage to your property or a county vehicle.
It is against the law for any person to place any obstruction upon any of the public highways, roads, bridges or alleys of Carroll County according to the county code. 10-302. It is very important that our roads are clear for road operations to navigate their vehicles safely and without causing damage.
Help keep our county roads clear so that we can navigate our vehicles safely and without causing damage to your property or to the vehicle.
P.L.L., 1930, Art. 7, sec. 332; 1965 Code, sec. 437; 1906, ch. 365, sec.138D; 1976 Code, sec. 14-12; 2000, ch. 601.
It shall not be lawful for any person to place any obstruction upon any of the public highways, roads, bridges or alleys of Carroll County, or to interfere with or obstruct the ditches or drains, or encroach on the highways, roads and alleys with fences, buildings or anything else which would tend to interfere with travel. It shall not be lawful for any person or corporation, its officers, agents or employees engaged in the business of a common carrier, to suffer or permit the engines, tenders or cars or portion thereof to stand on or obstruct any street or highway in Carroll County where it crosses a railroad for a longer period than five minutes at any one time or in shutting to obstruct public traffic over a street or highway for a longer period than five minutes at any one time. Any person or corporation violating the provisions of this section, or any of its officers, agents or employees, who have under or subject to their control, management or direction any vehicle, engine, tender or car which, or any portion of which, is allowed to stand on a street or highway or obstruct traffic longer than the time allowed by this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof by any judge of the District Court exercising criminal jurisdiction in Carroll County, or by the Circuit Court on indictment, shall be fined in an amount not less than one nor more than one hundred dollars for each offense, and the corporation shall also be liable for each violation to a like penalty. All persons arrested under this section shall have the right to elect that the case be sent to the Circuit Court for trial by jury. The fines collected under this section shall be paid into the general road fund of the County, and it shall be the duty of all peace officers and all road officials of the County to enforce the provisions of this subtitle.