2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 3 - Municipalities
Section 49 Streets, Sidewalks and Public Grounds
Section 3-49-1 Streets; sidewalks; curbs and gutters; public grounds.

NM Stat § 3-49-1 (2015) What's This?

3-49-1. Streets; sidewalks; curbs and gutters; public grounds.

A municipality may lay out, establish, open, vacate, alter, repair, widen, extend, grade, pave or otherwise improve streets; including, but not necessarily limited to median and divider strips, parkways and boulevards; alleys, avenues, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and public grounds, and may:

A. regulate their use and use of structures under them;

B. prohibit and remove encroachments or obstructions on them;

C. provide for their lighting, cleaning, beautification, landscaping and maintenance;

D. regulate their opening or repair;

E. require the owner or occupant of any premise to keep the sidewalk, along the premise, free from any snow or other obstruction;

F. regulate and prohibit the throwing or depositing of any offensive matter on them;

G. prohibit injury to them;

H. provide for and regulate crosswalks, curbs and gutters;

I. regulate and prohibit their use for signs, signposts, awnings, awning posts, telegraph poles, horse troughs, posting handbills and advertisements;

J. regulate and prohibit the exhibition or carrying of banners, placards, advertisements or handbills in the streets or upon the sidewalks;

K. regulate and prohibit the flying of banners, flags or signs across the streets or from houses;

L. regulate traffic and sales upon streets, sidewalks and public places;

M. regulate the numbering of lots and houses;

N. name and change the name of any street, alley, avenue or other public place; and

O. with the written consent of the owner, regulate the speed and traffic conditions on private property.

History: 1953 Comp., 14-50-1, enacted by Laws 1965, ch. 300; 1967, ch. 90, 2.

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