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Are county vehicles permitted on private roads in New Hanover County. If so, under what circumstances?

Ashley Withers

Most private roads are dedicated to public use so anyone can ride on them, according to assistant county attorney Sharon Huffman.

Huffman said this doesn’t apply in all cases, however.

“If a road is entirely private and has a sign at entrance that says ‘no trespassing’ that county vehicle should not drive down it, unless it is an emergency or unless invited,” she said.


Why do the Leland Police write violations of stop signs in private communities?

Can law enforcement officers patrol private gated communities without permission from their HOAs?

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