What's the difference between private and public streets?

A private street is usually located in a residential area such as a condominium development or gated community in which a homeowners' association maintains the grounds, streets, as well as storm sewers. The city cannot make repairs to private streets because they are not located on public property. However, the city does maintain the water supply and sanitary sewer. Even though you reside within the city limits, unless your street meets engineering criteria, it may not be maintained by the city. If you are unsure whether your street is public or private, you may contact your homeowners association or call at 918-366-4430

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1. Who is responsible for the ditch maintenance adjoining my property?
2. I am only renting a property adjoining a ditch, do I still have to maintain it?
3. What do I do to get a drainage problem fixed that is not related to a ditch?
4. Is the City responsible for the mowing and tree maintenance adjacent to the Right-of-Way by my business or property?
5. Does the City repair residential sidewalks?
6. What's the difference between private and public streets?
7. Who do we call if we need a streetlight fixed?