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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 4:50 PM

REMOVING AN EASEMENT OWNED BY SOUTHWESTERN BELL (purchased by ATT)

Hi, I was wondering if there was a department one can reach out to to remove an easement that is no longer in use. I have an easement that is land locked and cannot be accessed from any side, so I am assuming the easement was abandoned on my neighbors properties but not recorded as abandoned on mine. I live in Dallas, so I might try going to the office building but that might not help. I have tried to read some threads on here but have not found much help. Any help is appreciated. Thank You Guys @ATTHelp 

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You would go to your city or county taxing authority that controls the size and placement of easements. 

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Some background on the easement

(it was an easement in order to cut and maintain trees, and there are no longer any trees on the property, does that mean the easement is to no longer be valid?) I will attach a screenshot of the easement here. It was given to southwestern bell in 1946 and since then it has been bought out by two different companies, which now happens to be ATT. I wish they had a department that handled this specifically we could contact and be happy campers. -_-

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Do you think I have not tried that yet? County said that since its a private easement they cant do anything. Need to contact the owner, the owner is southwestern bell, and now the owner is att. Which everyone seems to have a problem contacting for issues like this

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AT&T does not own the easement, again that would be your local authority. 

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I have no idea what you've tried if you don't tell us. Being clairvoyant isn't my strong suite. AT&T doesn't own any easement, period. As stated, the size and placement of easements is controlled by your local authority, they would have the forms for release of easement. 

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if the local authority owned the easement why would they tell me to contact the private easement owner. I have seen this same copied and pasted response to multiple posts and its not helpful. Att does own it, they probably just dont know, its buried in all the paperwork they have in some office

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From AT&T Website:

Our headquarters mailing address is

208 S. Akard St.
Dallas, TX 75202

Our main telephone number is (210) 821-4105

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you cant just walk into the county office and request a release of easement, the owner needs to facilitate the transaction. in this case its southwestern bell which is now att. ATT has to start the process... 

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AT&T official statement on release of easement. 

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You've been given all the information that AT&T has provided to us as customers. If you're not satisfied contact the office of the president. Information was provided in a previous post. I'm done here. 

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