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Neighbor Law

A guide discussing issues that may arise between neighbors on topics such as fencing, trees and noise.



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.

Texas Law

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.

Understanding the Law

E-Books at the Texas State Law Library

You can borrow the e-books below with your library account. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account online! Learn more about how to register online.

Books at the Texas State Law Library

These print books are not available online. They are available at the Texas State Law Library in Austin. If you can't visit the library in person, these books might be available at a law library near you or a public library near you.