Right-of-Way Policy Manual
Review criteria for use or occupation of LWDD right-of-way.
Property Interest Requests
Submit a property interest or Chancery Case 407 interest review request.
Development Review Process
In order to ensure adequate right-of-way is maintained for canal maintenance, the LWDD reviews and provides comments on all projects going through the development review process with Palm Beach County and municipalities located within our jurisdictional boundaries. Additionally, prior to the issuance of a permit, the District may require additional right-of-way to allow adequate access for canal maintenance.
Plat Review Process
The LWDD also reviews and provides comments on all new plats for Palm Beach County and municipalities located within our boundaries. Prior to recording, all LWDD rights-of-way must be clearly delineated and properly annotated, and all easements within a plat must be added to the dedication portion of the plat.
Property Interests (Chancery Case 407) Review
Chancery Case 407 is a court proceeding under which the canals and rights-of-way were given a dollar value per acre and taken in lieu of taxes paid. Therefore, the Chancery Case 407 rights-of-way are lands held by the LWDD in fee. Chancery Case 407 was recorded in June 1990 and can be found in Official Record Book 6495, Page 761, Palm Beach County Public Records.
Property Interests (Chancery Case 407) Review request must be submitted online using the LWDD Citizen’s Portal at https://aca-prod.accela.com/LWDD/Default.aspx. Note: responses are typically provided within 2 business days. If the referenced property is affected by Chancery interest and/or identified encroachments exist, additional action and response time may be required to complete the response.