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Where does my front property line begin?

If you have a sidewalk in front of your house, then that is the best way to determine where your property begins. The back side of the sidewalk (the side furthest from the street) is where your property begins. You are responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalk and the greenspace between the sidewalk and the street, even though it is not actually your property. The Town simply could not afford the personnel to maintain all of that property. If you do not have a sidewalk, then the general rule of thumb is to measure back 13.5 feet from the street/curb and that is approximately where your front property line begins. Of course, the best way to determine this is to have the property surveyed and have the line determined definitively.