• 13 minutes

Utility Easements


Utilities may find themselves requiring an easement to get their services to customers.

There are various ways to establish easements. The first is by a subdivision plat. The second is by a private easement. The dedication of utility easements by subdivision plat is common and generally does not show an easement for use of the public right-of-way. However, subdivision plats are not accepted by public utilities, so presumably the easement is effective upon filing. This video reviews how utilities use subdivision plats and how they acquire easements by acquisition.

Runtime: 13 minutes



Ronald D. Stutes

Ronald D. Stutes

Wilson, Robertson & Cornelius, P.C.

  • Member in the office of Potter Minton, P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of municipal law, advice to other local governmental entities, and commercial litigation
  • Spoken on numerous topics related to municipal law
  • Member State Bar of Texas, Smith County Bar Foundation, Texas City Attorneys Association
  • J.D. degree, University of Texas at Austin School of Law; B.A. degree, economics & legal studies, Rice University; M.Pub.Aff. degree, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 903-597-8311

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