An easement is a legal right to use someone else’s land for public or private purposes. While many easement agreements are written into the property records, that is not always the case. Some easements can be obtained through other means.
Easements are also regulated by Texas municipalities. Be sure to also check your local code of ordinances to see if any additional laws exist. See our Municipal Laws and Ordinances page for assistance locating your local laws.
Note: The list of laws we provide on this page is not exhaustive as there are numerous state and local laws related to easements. The list we have created here are laws that we feel citizens may run into more frequently in their daily lives. Please contact the library if you need help locating any additional laws on easements.