What can I do on a Paper Street?

Because an abutting property owner in fact usually owns the "paper street," he or she may use the "paper street" subject to easements for public utilities and subject to the rights others have for access. Thus, a property owner could not erect lawfully a fence across a paper street and deny others access; nor could the property owner build a structure on the "paper street" over municipal water and sewer lines.

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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?