District Of Columbia County Easement Deed Form (District Of Columbia)

All District Of Columbia County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Easement Deed Form

District Of Columbia County Easement Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included District Of Columbia County compliant document last validated/updated 6/18/2024

Easement Deed Guide

District Of Columbia County Easement Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included District Of Columbia County compliant document last validated/updated 7/9/2024

Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

District Of Columbia County Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included District Of Columbia County compliant document last validated/updated 7/3/2024

Guide to Writing an Easement Description

District Of Columbia County Guide to Writing an Easement Description

A Description of the Easement will be required, apply this guide to write an acceptable description of an easement/right of way, which gives access, to and from - point A to point B.
Included District Of Columbia County compliant document last validated/updated 5/7/2024

When using these Easement Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in District Of Columbia County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

District of Columbia Recorder of Deeds

1101 4th St, SW, 5th floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20024

Hours: Recording 9 am to 3 pm Document Research 9 am to 4 pm

Phone: (202) 727-4829

Local jurisdictions located in District Of Columbia County include:

  • Naval Anacost Annex
  • Washington
  • Washington Navy Yard

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the District Of Columbia County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in District Of Columbia County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in District Of Columbia County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by District Of Columbia County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Easement Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in District Of Columbia County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in District Of Columbia County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by District Of Columbia or District Of Columbia County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our District Of Columbia County Easement Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

An easement is a non-possessory right to use another person's property and is typically granted for a very specific or limited purpose. Many different types of easements are used in D.C.: utility easements, right-of-ways, common driveway easements, conservation easements, and so on. The most common way of creating an easement in the District of Columbia is by a deed or contract in writing, which is known as an express easement; however, implied easements are also used frequently. An easement can also be established by prescription, which requires a claimant to demonstrate that their use of the landowner's property was open, notorious, exclusive, and adverse, and that his use of the property continued for fifteen consecutive years. There are two classifications of easements: affirmative or negative easements.

A D.C. conservation easement is a non-possessory interest of a holder in real property imposing limitations or affirmative obligations, for the purpose of retaining or protecting the natural, scenic, or open-space values of real property (42-201). A conservation easement is created, conveyed, and recorded in the same manner as other easements, but is exempt from recordation and transfer taxes if the value of the easement does not exceed $100 (42-202).

An easement deed that is required to be recorded should be signed and acknowledged by the grantor before it is presented to the Recorder of Deeds. A deed that is not properly executed or acknowledged is not recordable (42-407). Notarial acts performed within the District of Columbia may be performed by the following persons: a notary public of the District; a judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of any court of the District; or any other person authorized to perform a notarial act (42-143). If a notary act is performed in another state by a person authorized to do so, it will have the same effect under the laws of the District (42-144). A "notarial act" is defined by statute as taking an acknowledgement, administering an oath or affirmation, taking verification upon oath or administration, witnessing or attesting a signature, or any other similar act authorized by law (42-141). Notarial acts should be evidenced by a certificate that has been signed and dated by the notarial officer performing the act (42-147).

An easement deed affecting real property in the District, or interest therein, that is executed and acknowledged and certified as provided, and delivered to the person in whose favor the instrument is executed, will be held to take effect from the date of delivery thereof. However, as to creditors and subsequent bona fide purchasers and mortgagees without notice of the instrument, and others interested in said property, the easement deed will only take effect from the time of its delivery to the Recorder of Deeds for recordation ( 42-401). When two or more deeds pertaining to the same property are made to bona fide purchasers for value without notice, the deed or deeds that are first recorded according to law will have priority (42-406).

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