I have neghbor who thinks he can travel through my private non maintained county road

Asked over 1 year ago - Bloomfield, NM

road goes north too south through farm sold south end of land which has its own access but this neghbor insists he can travel through

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  1. Michael T Millar


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    Answered . At least here in NJ, a road can be a private road or it can be county road - but it cannot be both.

    If you have a private road on your property, then you have the right to exclude others from it.

    If there is a county road that bisects your property, then you cannot exclude others from using a public roadway.

    I am not a NM attorney, laws vary from state to state, therefore you should always consult a local attorney.

    If this answer was helpful, please mark it as helpful or as a best answer. This answer is for general education... more
  2. Stephen D Aarons

    Contributor Level 16

    Answered . Pretty much the same here. The fact that the county is not maintaining its road doesn't chane the public nature of that road.i

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