Private road; county ordinance may require maintenance by certain lot purchasers. (HB539)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private road maintenance.  Provides that any county may by ordinance require that, in any instance where individual lots for residential use are subdivided from a larger tract, the deed shall require that each lot purchaser contribute a pro rata share for required private road maintenance. The ordinance may also authorize the majority of lot owners on any private road, whether acting as a group or through a duly organized homeowners' association, to collect from each lot owner on the private road a pro rata share of the reasonable costs of repair, upkeep, and maintenance of the private road. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/10/2012 Committee
  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102161D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 01/13/2012 Assigned CC & T sub: #2
  • 01/19/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
  • 01/20/2012 Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/23/2012 Read first time
  • 01/24/2012 Passed by for the day
  • 01/24/2012 Motion to reconsider passed by for the day agreed to
  • 01/24/2012 Motion to refer to committee agreed to
  • 01/24/2012 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 01/27/2012 Assigned Transportation sub: #1
  • 02/06/2012 Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 3-N)
  • 02/14/2012 Left in Transportation


Jerry Modaro writes:

This bill is only common sense and would force deadbeats to maintain roads