Road Acceptance Policy

Benton County Road Division is responsible for the maintenance of County owned roads, the construction of road improvements, and managing access control and hazard abatement on these roads.  Public roads (local access routes) and private roads do not fall within the County's jurisdiction, and are the responsibility of homeowners to maintain.  Upon request, a road may be accepted into the County system if it is constructed to the minimum standard for a public facility.  The attached policy outlines the guidelines and process by which a road may be accepted into the County system, insuring that any such addition meets County minimum standards for structural soundness, protection of the environment, and can be maintained in a cost effective, sustainable and timely manner.