New Hampshire Road Law
Alfano Law Office is a recognized authority on New Hampshire road law, including paper streets, discontinuances and ownership disputes.
New Hampshire Road Law Transactions
Common issues recently handled by our real estate attorneys include the following:
- Determining whether a municipality has the obligation to maintain a road;
- Determining the rights of abutters in so-called “paper streets” (streets that are platted but never built);
- Determining the rights of third parties to use a road or paper street; and
- Determining ownership of the land “underneath” a road or paper street.
New Hampshire Road Law Resource
As a service to practitioners, engineers and other persons interested in researching the status of roads, Alfano Law Office, PLLC has assembled information on the manner in which certain municipalities maintain records on roads. Included is a list of over seventy-five Southern New Hampshire municipalities. This Alfano Law Office Database of Municipal Road
Records is available free of charge.
Paul J. Alfano has written and lectured on the subject of road law since 1990. His 2005 article on the creation and termination of highways published in The New Hampshire Bar Journal is a leading resource for attorneys, surveyors and property owners throughout New Hampshire.