What is an easement?
An easement is a legal provision tied to a property that modifies the rights of the owner. Conventionally, most properties have a utility easement. These easements allow the city or a utility company to access the property for a specific purpose, such as repairing a power line. Other types of easements exist within the city; these include drainage and conservation easements.

Easements are marked on your property's plat of survey. Plats of survey are given to the property owner, Lending Institution and Title Company.

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