Can a paper road ever be sold or signed over?

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Does anyone have any idea if a paper trail can ever be purchased by the adjoining owner?  There is one that has not been used but I wonder if a township has ever sold or signed over that chunk of property.  I did a quick search and didnt find anything definitive.  In PA for what that is worth, Im not sure if it is more township 

We often see it here at the tax lien auctions. In fact the majority of the land is ONLY sold to adjoining property owners. Bottom line is the town wants $$$ back on the tax roll.

Originally posted by @Pat L. :

We often see it here at the tax lien auctions. In fact the majority of the land is ONLY sold to adjoining property owners. Bottom line is the town wants $$$ back on the tax roll.

 Any advice in how to acquire?

You have to read up on the laws of your state , But if the paper road was never deeded to the township , there is a good chance you own to the mid point of the road . BUT it may still be a legal right of way for the adjoining properties . Check your state laws

The term you are looking for is "vacating the easement".. start with your most local level of government and ask, you will probably be talking to a lot of people. If you have the spare funds, it may be worth just hiring a local RE attorney.