Easement Sizes

Development Projects
  • Driveways: The minimum width of an easement for driveway purposes is 30 feet.
  • Pedestrian Facilities: A minimum of a 10 foot easement is required, but may need more depending on location and use.
  • Private Roads: A 30-foot width will work for a private roadway with up to 6 users. Beyond 6 users, the width of the easement widens to 50 feet and 60 feet depending on the number of users and zoned land use (rural or urban).
  • Stormwater, Sanitary Sewer, and Water Lines: The easements are typically a 20-foot minimum. However, the purpose and use will establish the width. Some widths may be less than 20 feet.
  • Other Utilities: Power, cable, telephone, etc., require a minimum of a 10-foot easement, but may need more depending on the location of the easement.
The above widths may be used for submittal of a proposal to the Engineering Division. Please check with Engineering or the appropriate agency for exact widths before recording any easements.