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If the problem is related to part of the City’s public storm drainage network, or to a public road or alley right-of-way, the Engineering Department may be able to help resolve the problem. If the problem is on private property and not related to a public system, the Engineering Department may be able to give guidance on how to resolve the problem, but it will be up to the private property owner to make it happen. In either case, you may call the office of the City Engineer at (301) 739-8577 extension 125 to request a consultation.
If you would like to permanently add part of the right-of-way to your property, you can request that the City prepare a “quit claim” deed that gives up any interest/rights that the City has to the land. If you would just like to use part of the right-of-way for your own purposes without officially making a claim on the land, you can request a “license agreement” from the City. In either case, call the office of the City Engineer at (301) 739-8577 ext. 125 to discuss your request with staff. You can also refer to the City's Quit Claim Policy for more information.