(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), the vacation of a street or highway extinguishes
all private easements therein claimed by reason of the purchase of a lot by reference
to a map or plat upon which the street or highway is shown, other than a private easement
of ingress and egress to the lot from or to the street or highway.
(b) A private easement claimed by reason of the purchase of a lot by reference to
a map or plat upon which the street or highway is shown is not extinguished pursuant
to subdivision (a) if, within two years after the date the vacation is complete, the
claimant records a verified notice that particularly describes the private easement
that is claimed in the office of the recorder of the county in which the vacated street
or highway is located.
(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to create a private easement, nor to
extend a private easement now recognized by law, nor to make the rights of the public
in or to a street or highway subordinate to a private easement. Nothing in this section affects the right of the owner of property that was subject
to the vacated street or highway to commence an action to quiet title as against any
claim of a private easement of any type, whether before or after recordation of a
verified notice pursuant to this section.
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