An Act To Define the Responsibilities of Property Owners for the Maintenance and Repair of Private Roads
Sec. 1. 23 MRSA §3107 is enacted to read:
§ 3107. Responsibility for cost of repairs and maintenance of private roads and ways
This bill establishes responsibility for the repair and maintenance of private roads and private ways that benefit residential properties. Unless there is an agreement, restriction, covenant or road association that specifies the cost to be paid by each owner of a benefited property, the cost is shared in proportion to the benefit received by each owner of benefited property. An owner who damages a private road or private way that benefits other residential properties is solely responsible for the cost of repairs to fix the damage. An owner who fails to comply may be forced to comply through an action brought by other owners on the private road or private way.