What is an easement?

An easement is an agreement on property for use of the area within the easement. The easement is part of a piece of property and is not separate like a right-of-way. For example, a drainage easement on a residential lot is an agreement for perpetual use of the area included in the easement for drainage of water. In addition to drainage easements, some other common easements are for water, sewer, and greenways. Because the area is intended for an explicit, continued use it cannot be used for other purposes unless specifically approved by the Town.  

Your deed, the plot plan for your lot, or a survey are all great resources to determine if there’s any easement on your property.  

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1. What is rezoning?
2. What is a variance?
3. Are there rules for fences?
4. Do I need a permit for an accessory structure?
5. Can I have chickens?
6. What is an easement?
7. Do I need the town's approval to open a business?
8. What do I need to know to open a home-based business?
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