Reviewing existing or proposed encroachments and releasing easements
When property is bought or sold, periodically encroachments on easements are discovered through a survey. Since encroachments create a cloud on the title, property owners can ask GRU to release all or a portion of its interest in the encroached utility easement.
Requesting a Review of Encroachments on Easements
The GRU Real Estate Division established a review of encroachment and release of easement procedures to streamline the process. To request a review of encroachment submit the following to the GRU Real Estate Division:
Property Owner Responsibilities
- Property owners must pay to relocate any utilities as a result of property development or encroachments discovered through this process.
- Property owners must provide any legal descriptions needed to prepare a release of easement document.