What is an easement?

An easement is for property dedicated to a specific use. An easement is for the specified use only, and the grantor of the easement retains ownership of the property. The easement may be for public transportation uses, or it may be for ingress and egress for specific people across or to a specific property. Easements may also be granted for the placement of utilities or for purposes such as snow storage. An easement will spell out what it is for and how the property may be used. It may or may not spell out specific allowed or mandated maintenance activities, however an easement for public roads usually implies that the road will be maintained and managed the same as a road with a dedicated or deeded right-of-way.

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1. I have a life threatening emergency and I can't get out on the County roads -- what do I do?
2. How are funds for Public Works obtained?
3. Who do I call if I have a complaint or need service?
4. Can I put signs out along the road?
5. Can I park or store vehicles, trailers or other property along the road in front of my property?
6. What is a right-of-way?
7. What is an easement?
8. How do I know where my property line is?
9. Where can I put the snow when I plow my driveway?
10. The snowplow blocked my driveway with a berm of snow, when will they come and clean it up?