Who own the Paper Street?

Unless there is a formal acceptance or use by the borough, the abutting property owners own the "paper street." In fact, "paper streets" are only a borough concern when public utilities are located on such land. Even then, the borough bears no responsibility for the upkeep or the maintenance of the "paper street" because, by the very definition of "Paper Street," the borough never adopted or used the "paper street" as a roadway. Thus, trees and other conditions on the "paper street" are usually the responsibility of the abutting property owners.

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1. What is a "Paper Street"?
2. Where do Paper Streets come from?
3. Who own the Paper Street?
4. What can I do on a Paper Street?
5. How can a homeowner acquire formal title to a Paper Street?