Who do I contact about maintenance to the road I live on?
Chatham County (like other counties in the state) does not maintain any roads or bridges. If you live outside the municipal limits of a town that maintains roads, it is very likely that you live off of a state-maintained road, though some major streets inside town limits may be maintained by the state. If you suspect that you live on a state-maintained road, contact the NC Dept. of Transportation's maintenance office for Chatham County at 336-318-4000.
If you live off of a privately maintained road, it is the responsibility of the homeowner's association or the owners with land along the road to make needed repairs. Incorporated towns maintain some roads in their jurisdiction, so you also may contact them if you live inside or very near town limits.
Where do I report damaged roads (potholes) or debris (rocks, mud, trees, dead animals) in the roadway?
If the damage is not a serious danger to motorists, you may contact the appropriate NCDOT County Maintenance Engineer's office (Piedmont Region Information) or call DOT's Customer Service Office from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 1-877-DOT-4YOU to make a report.
However, if there is a serious threat to motorists, you should immediately contact local law enforcement by calling either 919-542-2911 or 911.
How can I get around Chatham and the surrounding area without a car?
Chatham County has many transportation options, including public transportation, carpool/vanpool and bicycle routes. (click here for more information)
Notably, Chatham Transit Network (CTN) is the County's community transportation provider, offering public transportation around Chatham County, in the towns of Siler City and Pittsboro, to Chapel Hill and back, and to medical appointments. Also, residents age 60 and older, and adults age 18 and older with a disability or health condition that prevents them from driving, can benefit from Chatham Transit's Project Health Rides.