REGISTRATION OPEN: Hard Road to Travel Workshop

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

Hard Road to Travel Workshop

Attendance at NH Municipal Association’s (NHMA) training programs and workshops is limited to municipal officials and employees of NHMA members.

This workshop will be held in a hybrid format (In person attendance and a virtual attendance option).

In person attendance - 25 Triangle Park Drive Concord, NH.  In person attendance is limited to 60 people.   Virtual Attendance via Zoom

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration Fees: $65.00 (in person)
$55.00 (virtual)

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast. Lunch will not be provided.

Join NHMA Legal Services Counsel Stephen Buckley and Municipal Services Counsel Jonathan Cowal for this year’s A Hard Road to Travel workshop and the debut of our first fully updated publication since 2015! Not only will this workshop delve into the details of how roads are formed, classified and maintained, how weight limits are established, and the basics of development on Class VI roads, the attorneys here at NHMA have also conducted a review of all the legal inquiries over the past few years and will be providing insight on some of the most common road related legal issues facing towns and cities. These topics involve OHRV’s and snowmobiles, municipal liability and highway maintenance requirements, discontinuing and re-classifying of roads and more! The workshop will help local officials understand some of the more complicated areas of highway law including a review of the local regulation of highways by the select board, mailbox location, driveway regulation by the planning board, defining the difference between a right-of-way, a public road and a private road, and determining exactly which public entity has the final say in regulating the roads within our towns. 

Attendees will receive an electronic copy of NHMA's 2022 updated publication, A Hard Road to Travel: New Hampshire Law of Local Highways, Streets, and Trails. Additional materials such as the PowerPoint presentation will also be distributed electronically. No print outs of the materials or hard copy of the publication will be provided. 

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.  If you register but cannot attend, a recording of the workshop will be provided as long as payment has been received.

Refund of the full registration fee will be made if cancellation notification is received 48 hours in advance. Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance, including no-shows, will result in you being charged the full cost of the workshop.

Questions? Please contact us at 603-230-3350 or