Typically, a "public easement" is controlled by the utility company who originally acquired the right of way either buy purchase or through eminent domain from the underlying owner. A "private" easement can also be created as part of a short plat (division) of the larger parcel into smaller building lots. The terms and conditions of either easement should be included in the document itself and recorded. You can contact the title company you used during the purchase of your home and obtain a...