Definitions

Right of Way – the legal right, established by usage or grant, to pass along a specific route through grounds or property belonging to another.

Utility Easement – A utility easement is an easement that allows a utility the right to use and access specific area of another's property for laying gas, electric, water, and sewer lines. A utility easement is attached to the property deed so that it passes on even when the property is transferred or sold.

Access Easement – An access easement is a very common kind of easement by necessity. An access easement allows one or more persons to access or use or travel across another's land to reach a nearby location, such as a road.

Drainage Easement – A drainage easement is a part of your property where the City has limited rights of access and/or use. Generally, you cannot make any improvements in a drainage easement. That means no fences, sheds, walls, trails or buildings. You should avoid planting trees or much landscaping as well.

Leadwalk – The leadwalk is the walk that leads from the edge of the road to your property line and usually connects from sidewalk to front door.

Curb – a stone or concrete edging to a street or path

Sidewalk – A paved path for pedestrians at the side of the road

ADA – American Disabilities Act; The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

TxDOT – Texas Department of Transportation; is a government agency in the state of Texas generally associated with the construction and maintenance of the state’s immense state highway system.