What is the process?

Select a Location

Decide on the general location you would like to adopt.

Contact Public Works

Talk with the Adopt-A-Road Coordinator to discuss available adoption opportunities and select a specific site. Contact information for Public Works can be found on our Contact Us page.

Apply for a Permit

Complete and submit the Adopt-A-Road Permit Application. Upon application approval, an Encroachment Permit will be mailed to you.

Coordinate the Recognition Sign

Review the Recognition Sign Guidelines and discuss your recognition sign details with the Adopt-A-Road Coordinator. Allow approximately one month for recognition panel placement.

Schedule a Safety Orientation

Schedule and attend a safety orientation with the Adopt-A-Road Coordinator and collect your supplies and safety handouts - Guidelines for Handling Litter and our CREW PLANS.

Keep Your Road Clean

Abide by the provisions listed in your Encroachment Permit and enjoy participating in the Adopt-A-Road program!

Who can use this service?

Individuals, organizations, businesses, and service groups may adopt sections of County-maintained roadside. Subject to County approval, minors age 16 and older may participate with parent or guardian permission, provided that they are adequately supervised.

Eligibility shall not be denied on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, political affiliation, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or medical condition (unless the disability or medical condition would affect the participant’s or public’s safety).

Is there a charge for this service?

There is no fee charged for non-profit organization or individual participation. Businesses are charged a one-time fee for recognition sign fabrication and installation (refer to current Public Works Fee Schedule). A participant may elect to provide customized decals for the recognition signs at their own cost (requires County approval).

Participants are supplied orange litter bags and disposable gloves at no cost. The County provides pick up and disposal of filled litter bags and other debris collected from the adoption site free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Public Works via web form, email, or call us at (805) 781-5252.