May I plant in the County Highway Right-of-Way (ROW)?

Landowners need to be aware of the dangers that highway encroachments may present.  An encroachment is any prohibited use or activity by property owners within the Highway ROW restricting the full use or purpose for which the ROW was established.

Encroachments may include, but are not limited to, improperly located mailboxes, trees, signs, crops, fences, driveway headwalls, etc. within Highway ROW.  Dangerous situations arise from signs and objects placed in vision triangles and along highways and may add unnecessary liability to the Landowner.  Decorative rocks and modifications to driveways also present a hazard in the clear zone and ditches of the highway.  Any excavation or activity within the ROW of any highway requires a permit from the agency that has jurisdiction of that highway.

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1. What happens to deer carcasses on the highways?
2. Who takes care of my road?
3. Where can I place my mailbox?
4. What do I do if I believe that the Highway Department has caused damage to my personal property?
5. May I plant in the County Highway Right-of-Way (ROW)?
6. Where can I find information regarding my Wisconsin Driver’s License?
7. Can I place a memorial on the highway?
8. Can I purchase supplies from the Highway Department?
9. What are the guidelines for temporary signs along a roadway?
10. How do I replace my Rural Fire Number Sign?