December 6, 2023

Is it against the law to do it yourself?

There are hundreds of thousands of miles of roads in California and there is a chance of running over a hole.

Pothole are more than just an annoyance, they can be a real problem for the neighborhood.

That reasoning was bothering him for weeks in his neighborhood. He posted a video of the repair on social media and it went crazy.

“I always say, let’s not complain, let’s do something about it.”

The temporary hole was supposed to be filled in with a permanent solution once work was completed, but it was delayed due to the weather.

The hole was far beyond an acceptable time period and he called out SoCalGas for ignoring it for so long.

Is it legal for a person to fix a local road by themselves?

The short answer is no.

While some cities and counties might have different rules, each local municipality that spoke to KTLA said filling a pothole on a public street is not a good idea.

You have to go to a hardware store, channel your inner and fill the hole with cold patch asphalt. There are a lot of reasons.

You need a permit.

Every person, unless otherwise specified, is required to obtain a permit before placing, constructing or repairing any curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway, pavement, base course, retaining wall, storm drain, culvert, or other work of the same nature.

The street is technically within the city of Los Angeles.

The reason for requiring permits is simple. If you plan on filling a hole, you have to do it safely and correctly.

There is no reason to doubt Arnold’s workmanship, but it doesn’t mean everyone will do it correctly.

There are inherent risks when doing construction work in the middle of a road, and most road work is done with traffic control devices and flaggers.

It is probably best to leave it to the professionals because you could get hurt trying to take on that duty.

Criminal defense attorney and legal analyst said that it is unlikely that Arnold or other repairmen would be in legal hot water, but a fine is possible for liability issues.

The fines might be worth it for millionaire actors to bring attention to the problem.

If I look at a hole for weeks and months and they don’t fix it, the fine is $200. A lot of people were happy for Arnold.

Other groups have taken on the responsibility of filling the potholes. Under the cover of night, a group of people in Oakland fill the holes in the city.

They want to fix problems that local governments have ignored.

Officials recommend that citizens follow the proper channels to get these holes filled, especially if a do-it-yourself repair is made somewhere it shouldn’t have been. If you want those wheels to spin, you need to contact your local government.

You might be able to get cash for repairs if your vehicle is damaged by a hole. You submit a claim. You could get as much as $10,000 for repairs if you are approved.

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