An easement is a legal statute granting utility workers access to your yard for needed improvements or maintenance. It means that you own your property, but there are restrictions that may prevent placing a structure in a certain area of your yard. If you are wondering if there is an easement on your property, check your property title. District engineers can help you determine which part of your property is affected. You can reach them by calling 707-644-8949, ext. 1100.