Hancock County Easement Deed Form (Kentucky)

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

Easement Deed Form

Hancock County Easement Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Hancock County compliant document last validated/updated 2/27/2024

Easement Deed Guide

Hancock County Easement Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Hancock County compliant document last validated/updated 5/24/2024

Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Hancock County Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Hancock County compliant document last validated/updated 5/8/2024

Guide to Writing an Easement Description

Hancock County Guide to Writing an Easement Description

A Description of the Easement will be required. This will show how to write an acceptable description for a Right of Way Easement, which gives access, to and from - point A to point B.
Included Hancock County compliant document last validated/updated 6/3/2024

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

Hancock County Clerk

225 Main Cross St / PO Box 146, Hawesville, Kentucky 42348

Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 M-F; Thu until 5:30

Phone: (270) 927-6117

Local jurisdictions located in Hancock County include:

  • Hawesville
  • Lewisport
  • Pellville

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 Hancock 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 Hancock County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Hancock County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Hancock 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 Hancock County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Hancock County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Kentucky or Hancock 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 Hancock 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 the right of one person to use the real property of another person for a specific purpose without actually possessing the property. Easements are either affirmative or negative. An easement deed is the instrument which creates this right. In Kentucky, easements can be created by deed and are subject to the same formalities as other instruments of real property.

Every deed in Kentucky, unless an exception is made, is construed to include all buildings, privileges, and appurtenances of every kind attached to the land being conveyed (381.200).

Additional easements, such as solar and conservation easements can also be obtained. A 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 (382.800). This type of deed may be created, conveyed, recorded, assigned, released, modified, terminated, or otherwise altered or affected in the same manner as other easements (382.810).A solar easement can be obtained in Kentucky for the purpose of ensuring access to direct sunlight. This type of easement should be created in writing and shall be an interest in real property that may be acquired or transferred and is subject to the same recording and conveyancing requirements as other real estate instruments. A solar easement cannot be acquired by prescription (381.200).

Since an easement deed is subject to the same formalities as other real estate deeds, it must be signed and acknowledged by the grantor and may be admitted to record in Kentucky when it has been proved or acknowledged in one of the following ways: (A) acknowledged by the county clerk by the party making the deed (the grantor); (B) proved by two subscribing witnesses, or by one subscribing witness, who also proves the attestation of the other; (C) by a certificate of a county clerk of Kentucky, or any notary public, stating that the deed has been acknowledged before him by the party making the deed or proved before him in the manner provided by statute. Additional methods of proving deeds are stated in the Kentucky Annotated Statutes (382.130). If executed out of state, an easement deed can be admitted to record when it is certified in the manner prescribed by Kentucky Statutes (KRS 382.140). Deeds that only convey utility easements or right-of-ways do not require a Statement of Consideration in order to be recorded.

All easement deeds and other instruments required by law to be recorded in order to be effectual against purchasers without notice, or creditors, should be recorded in the county clerk's office of the county where the property, or the greater part of the property, is located (382.110). All real property instruments will take effect in the order that they are legally acknowledged or proved and lodged for record with the county clerk (382.280).

(Kentucky Easement Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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