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Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Easement Policies

Property owners who now have an easement agreement with DHR or those considering one should become familiar with these Easement Policies:

All Policies: #1 through #12  (Revised Sept. 2019)

Policy #1: Mission, Purpose, and Legal Authority of Easement Program 

Policy #2: Acceptance of Easements (Revised Dec. 2016)

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The Va. Board of Historic Resources holds an easement on the Claughton-Wright House and 5.34 acres of land (Northumberland Co.). The dwelling, a diminutive house style once common in the Tidewater landscape, was constructed in 1787 by William Claughton, owner of some 422 acres and an officer in the local militia.

Policy #3: Monitoring and Inspections of Easement Properties

Policy #4: Documentation of Easement Properties

Policy #5: Review of Applications for Work on Easement Properties (includes examples of “major” versus “minor” alterations) (Revised Sept. 2015)

Policy #6: Easement Amendments

Policy #7: Violations (Revised Sept. 2019)

Policy #8: Easement Program Recordkeeping (Revised March 2016)

Policy #9: Easement Requirements (Revised March 2011)

Policy #10: Easement Comprehensive Plan Compliance  (Adopted Sept. 2010)

Policy #11: Appraisals (Revised Dec. 2014)

Policy #12: Administrative Fees (Revised April 2019)

 

Updated November 12, 2019