2018 Maryland Code
Real Property
Title 2 - Rules of Construction
§ 2-114. Title to street or highway where land binding on it is granted

  • (a) In general. -- Except as otherwise provided, any deed, will, or other instrument that grants land binding on any street or highway, or that includes any street or highway as 1 or more of the lines thereof, shall be construed to pass to the devisee, donee, or grantee all the right, title, and interest of the devisor, donor, or grantor (hereinafter referred to as the transferor) in the street or highway for that portion on which it binds.

  • (b) Property on opposite sides of street. -- If the transferor owns other land on the opposite side of the street or highway, the deed, will, or other instrument shall be construed to pass the right, title, and interest of the transferor only to the center of that portion of the street or highway upon which the 2 or more tracts coextensively bind.

  • (c) Exception. -- The provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section do not apply if the transferor in express terms in the writing by which the devise, gift, or grant is made, either reserves to the transferor or grants to the transferee all the right, title, and interest to the street or highway.

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