Last night I asked my husband about putting a gate up on our driveway. Our driveway is about 300-315 feet long. I would really like to have a gate on our driveway. In the past we have had mexicans come up our driveway wanting to know if we had coolers to sell... (they were on my porch drying after a camping trip) or they wanted to know if we had any tires or engines to sell or this or that... been a problem in the past... Or I am cleaning the house and look up to find a Kirby Salesmen at my door and im not exactly dressed and hadn't heard him drive up. We have a dog but she doesn't always warn us because she might be sleeping in the wood shed and doesn't hear anyone herself. I thought of getting a second dog but that would just be another mouth to feed.. SO... I brought up the idea to my husband for a gate for the driveway. I know people can cut locks off gates if they really want to get in but it would at least stop the majority of people from coming up the driveway. (hopefully that includes mormons and jehovahs witnesses too) So this is what my question is about- we have an easement that runs along the driveway for the utility company. In the 9 years we have been here no one has ever came in our driveway that i am aware of from telephone or electric companies. If we put a gate up, they could still walk along the easement but just couldn't get their truck up the driveway. I would be starting my gate at the first power pole and I only have one other pole closer to the house. In order to put up a gate- do I have to give the utility company a key or can i avoid that because I live here on the premises? I am almost always home as I am a SAHM with homeschooled kids. So if someone does come from a company i can let them in. I am just tired of the people with no business coming up my driveway. Or in the rare event we go camping for the weekend I want to prevent people from coming up and being nosey... so... is there any issue with putting up a gate while having an easement?