The Department of Public
Works for the County of San Bernardino is responsible for maintaining over
3,000 miles of road within the County maintenance system.
However, there is a program that brings together government and residents to provide a custom road maintenance program designed to provide only the level of service that is desired by the residents. This is accomplished through the formation of a road maintenance district.
A road maintenance district is a Board of Supervisors-governed entity that provides specific services to the roads within a specified boundary established by the people in the area who request the road maintenance services. The level of service is determined by the needs and desires of the residents and what they are willing to pay on an annual basis. Unlike roads that are within the County Transportation Departmentís maintenance system, road maintenance districts do not receive any funds from gas tax revenue. All funding is generated from the parcels within the boundary of the area receiving benefit from the roads. In order to form a Road Improvement District please see the section on
improvement district formations.
Services that a district
receives may include periodic road grading, snow plowing and road paving and
on-going maintenance. The cost
for providing services is placed on the property owners annual tax bill.
In addition to the actual costs for services, Special Districts
charges annual administration fees.