Easement Information

What if I sell my land?

Easements are perpetual, in that they apply to all future owners and in event the property is subdivided.

Can I landscape within the easement area?

Yes, but keep in mind that the easement area needs to be accessible to equipment like trucks and backhoes for installation and maintenance of the utilities. Any landscaping in the easement area needs to allow for access by this equipment. After underground equipment is installed, the grade within the easement area cannot be changed more than 6 inches for safety reasons.

How are Public Utility Easements created?

Easements may be written into the plat drawing at the time that a plat is created (for housing developments), or they may be separate agreements that are written by a utility and signed by the property owner. These easements may be for projects that are coming soon, or to accommodate future projects.