What You Can Do
There are many things you can do to learn more about your property and the road in which you have an interest without consulting an attorney or surveyor. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Visit your town to review their records (see our database of municipal road records for more information).
- Retrieve plans, deeds and other title documents from your country registry of deeds: www.nhdeeds.com.
- Retrieve you title insurance policy and all other documents from the purchase of your real estate.
- If your real estate has been in your family for a while, consult family members and long-time neighbors for additional plans and other documents.
- Obtain a copy of your town or city’s planning department file on your property, or the subdivision in which it is located.
- Visit your local historical society or library. Most municipalities have published town histories which sometimes reference old roads and contain historic maps.
- Become familiar with the law. Some key statutes:
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