Missouri easements are governed by common law as well as Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 228, Section 342 which allows the owner of a landlocked property to create a right of way on someone else's property for the sake of viable access to the landlocked property. Missouri law also permits easements for public utilities such as water, power and sewer services. An easement is merely a permission to use someone else's real property without becoming the owner of the easement property.
There are a number of types of easements. They are:
Express (the easement was given through the property deed or other paperwork)
In a land boundary dispute, an easement may or may not exist on the land.