Easement Reconveyance

This process is used to convey public utility easements (electric, water, sanitary sewer, or other utility easement) to the underlying property owner.


  • Easement granted to the City of High Point.

Approvals or Permits Issued

  • Approval of an easement reconveyance by Technical Review Committee (TRC).


  1. The applicant submits an application, supplemental documents and fees.
  2. Projects are assigned a Case Manager to act as the point of contact and assist with managing the project through the process.
  3. Plans are reviewed by an interdepartmental team with expertise in planning, transportation, utilities, stormwater, land-disturbance and other environmental areas. This review is in accordance with adopted Regulations and Policies.
  4. Comments are returned to the applicant.
  5. The applicant addresses any unresolved issues and re-submits for review.

Submittal Requirements

  1. Completed Easement Reconveyance Application (PDF) submitted to the Development Services Center or online through Accela Citizen Access (ACA).
  2. Request review fees

Additional Information

  • A written legal description of area for reconveyance is required when the reviewing departments have confirmed that the easement is no longer needed.
  • Quitclaim deed is prepared by legal staff for recordation in the applicable county Register of Deeds.

Expected Processing Time

  • Within 2 business days of receipt of an application the Planning & Development Department will determine whether an application is complete or incomplete.
  • If the application is incomplete, then the applicant will be notified within those 2 business days with a written list of application deficiencies. 
  • If the application is complete, then it shall be considered submitted.
  • Approximately 10 business days from submittal of a complete application the applicant will receive review comments on the initial submittal.
  • Complete application processing time is dependent upon the applicant’s ability to resolve any initial review issues and submit a revision for approval by the Technical Review Committee (TRC).


  • Application fee is due at time of submittal
  • See the Development Fee Schedule (PDF) for specific fees
  • Payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and Check or Money Order payable to the City of High Point
  • Online (ACA) payment types accepted: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and E-check