Thank you for your community forums board, I am hoping to take benefit in it since I recently purchased a house.
My house in Morris County NJ has a front walkway made of loose slate rocks on top of dirt ground. Nothing is held down, just placed on top of the dirt. The garage of the house is on the left side. The house is about 50' wide so you can imagine the path is at the 25' in the center of the standard split level design.
I was wondering if you have ever heard of any requirement in any state that says, "You must have a front walkway"? I would like to remove it since we don't ever use the front walkway. We have two rear doors and the garage entrance that everyone including visitors, mailmen, friends and family uses. The mailbox is in the side of the house.
What I'd like to do is remove the slate and make all of the front-- grass. I'd like to then connect the front door to a walkway path that hugs the left side of the house to the garage. That front path would hug the left side in front of the left side plant garden in front of the house.
Is it permitted?