How do I find out what easements are on my property?
If you want to know where any utility easements are located on your property, call the utility company.
Or you can go to the county land records office or city hall and ask a clerk to show you a map of the easement locations.
A survey of the property will also show the location of utility easements.
How are easements recorded?
Easements can be granted to another person, such as a neighbor, or to an entity, such as an electric and gas utility. A property easement is generally written and recorded with the local assessor’s office.
How do I remove an easement from my property?
Terminating easements by express release or agreement
You can expressly terminate an easement just like you can expressly create one. The dominant owner can release the easement by deed, thereby extinguishing it. Or the dominant owner can transfer the easement by deed to the servient owner.
What are the three types of easements?
There are three common types of easements.
- Easement in gross. In this type of easement, only property is involved, and the rights of other owners are not considered.
- Easement appurtenant.
- Prescriptive Easement.