For general questions on PRDs, please contact Jason Wong. Be sure to provide your contact information including email and phone.
FAQ Topic: Permanent Roads Division Program FAQs
f the PRD is already formed or you plan to form the PRD as set forth above at the same time, these are the steps for the Committee to also petition for the work to be performed and for a special tax to pay for the improvements. As stated above, if the PRD is not … Continued
There are several steps to forming a PRD. It involves gathering community support, preparation of a formal boundary map, a petition, and Board of Supervisors approval. If the PRD intends to also request a ballot measure for a special tax for immediate improvements, an engineer’s report detailing scope and cost for the improvements is required. … Continued
Typically, a PRD can be formed, and a special tax placed on the ballot within 12 to 18 months. Initial road work can usually occur 6 to 12 months after the special tax passes and a loan taken out.
The main disadvantage of utilizing a PRD is increased cost. A portion of any assessment or special tax must be used to pay County staff for administrative time related to the PRD. In addition, because the funds raised by a PRD are public monies, the PRD is required to pay prevailing wage and follow bid … Continued
An interest-bearing loan may be available to finance a portion of road work rather than waiting until the PRD has accumulated sufficient funds through the tax measure. The PRD may contact the Department of Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 473-6143 for more information, including interest rate requirements associated with loan repayment
All costs, including the cost of an election, must be covered by the property owners within the PRD. These costs are typically paid for by the passage of a special tax that is reflected on the tax bills of all property owners in the defined district pursuant to California Streets and Highway Code section 1179.5.
No. A PRD is just one option available. Property owners could choose to form other types of organizations or funding mechanisms, including a homeowners’ association, a community facilities district, or choose to fund the repairs without a formal organization. If unsure, the property owners should consult an attorney to determine the best mechanism for their … Continued
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A Permanent Road Division (PRD) is a division formed in accordance with the California Streets and Highway Code sections 1160-1197. The PRD is usually created at the request of property owners in unincorporated areas to help finance road improvements and/or maintenance where the roads are privately maintained.