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Discussion Lounge => Off Topic => Topic started by: TJKDave on October 05, 2017, 08:27:41 PM

Title: Power lines on personal property
Post by: TJKDave on October 05, 2017, 08:27:41 PM
Was wondering if anybody knows what the laws are regarding what can be done with/on a powerline if you own it?
Title: Re: Power lines on personal property
Post by: djljeep on October 05, 2017, 08:30:31 PM
I would assume that would case by case depending on the utilities easement and how it is worded (how much control/restriction they have) But if I own it, good luck keeping me off it.
Title: Re: Power lines on personal property
Post by: rockman on October 05, 2017, 09:39:59 PM
I would assume that would case by case depending on the utilities easement and how it is worded (how much control/restriction they have) But if I own it, good luck keeping me off it.
I agree. I never read the fine print but I own it and pay taxes on it so I'm using it.
Title: Re: Power lines on personal property
Post by: TJKDave on October 06, 2017, 07:12:40 AM
Are easements different based on the town, county, or are the rules statewide? 
Title: Re: Power lines on personal property
Post by: rockman on October 06, 2017, 09:07:38 PM
The agreements can differ and sometimes CMP owns a section here and there.
Title: Re: Power lines on personal property
Post by: TJKDave on October 06, 2017, 09:56:48 PM
Alright, thanks guys.  I'm looking to purchase some property and didn't want to auto reject a large parcel due to some power lines.