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Mayor Michael O'Connor
Typically, the recorded plat of your property will show easements and right of ways along with the owners of said easements or right of ways. You can find recorded plats online at Plats.net Land development staff can help determine location of easements and right of ways.
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Typically, if the easement is public the city asks that the improvement remains outside of the easement, the easement document will describe what type of improvements if any are allowed to encroach. Each project is different and can be determined on a case by case basis.
This is a common issue especially downtown where the right of ways were set after historic structures were built. Certain improvements are allowed to encroach the right of way and can require a property owner to sign a right of way encroachment agreement. This agreement clarifies that privately owned improvements encroach onto City owned land and the City is not responsible for the maintenance, damages, injuries, replacement, etc.
No, the City cannot provide surveys of private property.
No, the property owner is responsible for creating or hiring someone to create their plans.
No, the City cannot provide recommendations for hiring of any consultant services.