1. When will my road get plowed?

    We provide 3 levels of service for roads that Laramie County has responsibility for plowing.  These levels provide the appropriate response and priority to first meet the needs of school bus and commuting traffic and mail routes with daily mail service.  We also provide after-hours snow and ice control during extreme weather events.  For questions on what level of service your road receives, please go to our Snow and Ice Control Policy. 

  2. I want the speed limit on my road changed or a new sign put up on my road.

    Laramie County reviews the need for signs based on traffic studies.  If you feel like you have a need, please visit The Laramie County Land Use Regulations to learn about the process for requesting a new or change to an existing sign.

  3. A sign on my road is down or damaged, who do I call?

    During normal business hours, please call our main office.  We will determine if the sign falls under County jurisdiction.  If it does, the repair and/or replacement will be reported to the appropriate supervisor. 

  4. Who is responsible for the culvert under my driveway?

    The property owner is responsible for installation, maintenance, and conformance to County standards.

  5. Can you grade my road?  It has potholes, is wash – boarded, is rough…

    When a request for maintenance is received, the condition of the road will be assessed and prioritized in the schedule based on how it compares to the condition of the other non-paved roads in the system.  The road will be maintained as soon as possible.

  6. Can you take care of this nuisance property or animal situation?

No, nuisances are handled by Laramie County Planning and Development 307-633-4303.  Animals, alive and departed, please contact Weed and Pest at 307-245-3213, Cheyenne Animal Shelter at 307-632-6655, or Wyoming Fish and Game at 307-777-4600.


Tips for Rural Living

It is important for you to know that life in the country is a little different from life in the city.  County governments are not able to provide the same level of service that city governments provide.  We hope the following information will help you understand the realities of residing in rural Laramie County. 

  • Emergency response times may vary depending on location.
  • Laramie County maintains over 1,250 miles of roads.  Many rural subdivisions are served by private or public roads, and access easements, which are not maintained by the county.  This means no gravel road grading or snow plowing. 
  • School buses travel only on maintained county roads that have been designated as school bus routes by Laramie County School Districts 1 and 2.  You may need to drive your children to the nearest bus stop.
  • During severe weather, roads could become impassable.  You may need a four-wheel drive vehicle or chains to travel during these events, which have been known to last for several days.  Laramie County has snowplow route plans in place and appreciate your patience as we work to safely clear the roads of snow, ice, and drifts. 
  • Many of the roads within Laramie County are unpaved.  Unpaved roads generate dust and mud dependent upon weather conditions.  If your road is unpaved, it is highly unlikely the county will pave it in the foreseeable future. 
  • Mail delivery is not available to all areas of the county.  Please work with the USPS for your options. 
  • Your property easements may require you to allow construction of roads, power lines, water lines, sewer lines, ditches, etc. across your land.  Be aware that rights-of-way exist throughout many property boundaries in the county.

More information for those living on county gravel roads:

In addition to the dust that is generated, there are several other problems associated with a gravel road that you might not be aware of.  During and after a rain the roadway surface can become soft, and the surface material may be thrown off the tires and will stick to the car like mud.  Due to dust and mud, it is hard to keep a vehicle clean that regularly travels on a gravel road.

Routinely, the surface of a gravel road is bladed to correct the crown and smooth down any surface irregularities.  During the blading, loose material will be left on the surface of the road.  This will require that you drive with more care than usual and could indicate a motor grader is working in the surrounding area. 

Gravel roads require more maintenance than paved roads and can become rough and “wash-boarded”.  They are also not typically as wide, so it is wise to reduce your speed when approaching oncoming traffic.  Rocks can be kicked up from other vehicles causing windshield and paint damage.  It is also easier to lose control on a gravel road due to the loose material, slower speeds are advised in general.