During the subdivision or site plan review phase, your reviewer may ask you to file an Easement document related to the site. If requested, the reviewer will inform you which Easement form must be completed and returned to your reviewer prior to execution and recording. If you have any questions about completing the form, please contact your City reviewer for assistance. If you have questions about these templates, please contact Lynn Tozser at 512-974-2698.
Easement and Restrictive Covenant Document Preparation
Please prepare each requested City of Austin standard easement or restrictive covenant in the following manner using the Word document forms listed below:
1. Complete the required document(s). For Word protected documents, [TAB] to each field that requires data be included with each form. Print the final form.
2. Attach the following to the required document(s):
a. Appropriately labeled metes/bounds legal description and picture exhibit of the easement tract.
b. Any other required exhibits.
c. All applicable Affidavits, Consents, and Recording pages (use the form - Miscellaneous Form A-01.0).
3. Ensure that notarizations have occurred. Provide an ownership and lien search not older than 30-days from a third party title company and submit to your City reviewer for processing. Note: It is often a good idea to submit draft documents for review prior to obtaining an ownership and lien search.
For Word protected documents: If you have a special notary block or other change requiring that you turn-off the protection on the document, go to the Word “Review” tab, and select the “Restrict Editing” tab. Select “Stop Protection” and the document will be unprotected. Be sure to include a separate redline with any submittals that make any changes to the Word document other than in the entry-allowed fields or where there are blank lines.