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How do I see Easments on my parcel?

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    Posole
    Posole
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    I was surfing around the Franklin County Auditor’s site and I can’t seem to see whether I have any easments on my parcel. I want to put up a small garden shed. There’s a sewer line and an electric line along one one of the property lines where I want to put it and I have to think that I can’t build too close to that, right? Where do I find that? I live in Columbus.

    #1121785
    whopper jr
    whopper jr
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    I don’t think the auditor’s mapping function will show any easements or utility lines. Your deed may specify that you have easements, but will also probably not show a graphic site plan.

    Even though you may not be actually digging, I’d use the Ohio Call Before You Dig system. http://call811.com/

    #1121803

    Rioward7
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    Most residential areas have a 10 foot easement on all boundaries of your parcel. I built a shed a few years back without checking. I ended up having to jack it up and roll it ten feet off the property line. I would make sure you check first!

    #1121810
    Ned23
    Ned23
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    Go to the county recorders office. Ask for a plat map. It’s like $5 or something. Most of the easmements on smaller lots are 5 or 6 feet. My yard has a 5′ easement for utility lines.

    http://recorder.franklincountyohio.gov/

    There may be other limits depending on how close it is to the road or another building on an adjacent property. To find out about distances to roads and structures, you would need to call city zoning.

    #1121812
    Posole
    Posole
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    Most residential areas have a 10 foot easement on all boundaries of your parcel. I built a shed a few years back without checking. I ended up having to jack it up and roll it ten feet off the property line. I would make sure you check first!

    Rolling a shed is no big deal. But I wanted an elevated floor so it stays clean and dry, and so I want to put it up on posts.

    #1121819

    A161830
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    When you bought your house you should have had a survey included in the title work. The survey should tell you what you need to know.

    #1121821

    Eugene_C
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Rioward7 wrote:</div>
    Most residential areas have a 10 foot easement on all boundaries of your parcel. I built a shed a few years back without checking. I ended up having to jack it up and roll it ten feet off the property line. I would make sure you check first!

    Rolling a shed is no big deal. But I wanted an elevated floor so it stays clean and dry, and so I want to put it up on posts.

    Well that makes it easy then. If it has a foundation then you will need a building permit. Just apply for the permit and they’ll tell you whether it’s too close or not.

    #1122495

    tonloc620
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    Most residential areas have a 10 foot easement on all boundaries of your parcel. I built a shed a few years back without checking. I ended up having to jack it up and roll it ten feet off the property line. I would make sure you check first!

    This thread refers to a setback requirement not an easement.

    Your deed will have the easement location, usually if there are any utilities running through your property underground, they will have an easement 10 – 20′ wide which means you cannot build any permanent structures on the easement. Contact the Auditors office for a copy of the deed of easement.

    You should also check with the city to determine what your setback requirements are for ancillary structures as well as the lot coverage restrictions

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    Posole
    Posole
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    Thanks for all the help.

    #1123336

    Eugene_C
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    …Contact the Auditors office for a copy of the deed of easement…

    The Auditor’s office does not have a copy of the deed. They only have selected information about the parcel. You need to go to the Recorder’s office for the deed.

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