Essex County Easement Deed Forms (Massachusetts)

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Easement Deed

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Included Forms

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

Easement Deed Form

Easement Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 4/12/2024

Easement Deed Guide

Easement Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/22/2024

Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Completed Example of the Easement Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 1/9/2024

Guide to Writing an Easement Description

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 document last reviewed/updated 1/19/2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Massachusetts or Essex 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.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Essex 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 sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Essex 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.

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 Essex County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Essex County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Essex County?

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

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

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

Areas Covered by These Easement Deed Forms:

  • Essex County

Including:

  • Amesbury
  • Andover
  • Beverly
  • Boxford
  • Byfield
  • Danvers
  • Essex
  • Georgetown
  • Gloucester
  • Groveland
  • Hamilton
  • Hathorne
  • Haverhill
  • Ipswich
  • Lawrence
  • Lynn
  • Lynnfield
  • Manchester
  • Marblehead
  • Merrimac
  • Methuen
  • Middleton
  • Nahant
  • Newbury
  • Newburyport
  • North Andover
  • Peabody
  • Prides Crossing
  • Rockport
  • Rowley
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Saugus
  • South Hamilton
  • Swampscott
  • Topsfield
  • Wenham
  • West Boxford
  • West Newbury

What is the Massachusetts Easement Deed

An easement is a non-possessory and non-ownership right to use another person's property for a specific use. The easement deed is the legal instrument that creates this right. Easements are either affirmative or negative and can be appurtenant or an easement in gross. An appurtenant easement benefits the dominant estate and runs with the land. Easements in gross benefit an individual or legal entity. In Massachusetts, easements can be created by deed, will, or contract; or by prescription or implication. In a conveyance of real estate in Massachusetts, all rights, easements, privileges, and appurtenances belonging to the granted estate are included in the conveyance, unless a contrary intention is stated in the deed (183-15).

According to section 187-1A of the Massachusetts General Laws, an easement of direct sunlight can be acquired over the land of another by direct grant or covenant, or by a solar access permit. The contents of a solar easement should follow the guidelines as set forth in 187-1 of the Massachusetts General Laws. When a person erects a house or other structure with windows overlooking another's land, they do not, by the mere continuance of such windows, acquire an easement of light and air so as to prevent the erection of a building on such land (187-1).
A right or privilege of way or other easement cannot be acquired by adverse use or enjoyment upon or over the land of another, unless the use or enjoyment is continued uninterrupted for twenty years (183-2).

An easement deed should be signed and acknowledged by the grantor. A real estate deed that is required to be recorded in order to provide constructive notice must have a certificate of acknowledgment or proof of execution endorsed on the deed or attached to it. The certificate is recorded with the deed (183-29). An easement deed can be acknowledged by one or more of the grantors or by the attorney executing it. The officer before whom acknowledgements are made should endorse the certificate of acknowledgement on the deed. Acknowledgments made in Massachusetts can be made before a notary public or justice of the peace. Acknowledgments made out of state may be made before any of the officers listed in 183-30b of the Massachusetts General Laws (183-30).

In order for an easement deed to be valid against people other than the grantor, his heirs, and devisees, and persons having actual notice it must be recorded in the registry of deeds in the county or district where the land lies (183-4). The record of an easement deed, duly acknowledged or proved as provided, is conclusive evidence of the delivery of the instrument, in favor of purchasers for value without notice (183-5). Massachusetts has a race-notice recording act, which means that constructive notice is determined by the recording of documents.

(Massachusetts ED Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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