Roads in Talbot County, excluding State roads, are regulated by the Roads Ordinance, Title 13 of the Talbot County Code.
In addition to the Roads Ordinance, Talbot has a Roadway and Storm Drainage Design and Construction Standards. This information is available from the Department of Public Works for a nominal fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the normal speed on County Roads?
The maximum speed on County roads is 50 MPH, unless posted slower. Obviously, periods of inclement weather, reduced visibility, etc. require reduced speed for safe passage.
Are there any weight limits on County Roads?
Use of County roads are restricted to 40 tons gross vehicle weight, unless posted less, as are some County bridges.
Do I need a permit to connect to a County Road?
New access to County roads, such as driveways, must be permitted by the Roads Department or Department of Public Works.
I need to do some construction on a County Road Right-of-Way. What should I do?
Any work or disturbance within county road right-of-way must be coordinated with the Roads Department. Form can be found here: Specifications for Construction
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