How Do I Find Out If There Is An Easement 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.

Are easements public record?

A property easement is generally written in the property deed and recorded with the county clerk. Obtain a copy of the deed by searching public records.

What are easement rights?

An easement is a nonpossessory right to use and/or enter onto the real property of another without possessing it. It is “best typified in the right of way which one landowner, A, may enjoy over the land of another, B”. Easements of “light and air”

Do you have to give someone an easement?

Generally speaking, an easement is a more serious property right; it is the legal right to use someone else’s land for a particular purpose. While you certainly do not need a lawyer to create or grant an easement to your neighbor, it might be a good idea to retain one.

How do I get rid of an easement on my property?

Terminating easements by express release or agreement

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.