Mississippi Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-MS)
In Mississippi, a developer may need a State Land Right-of-Way Easement or Lease from the appropriate agency to access state lands. A developer may also need a State Highway Right-of-Way Encroachment Permit from the Mississippi Department of Transportation for projects that encroach on a state highway right-of-way.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|State Land Right-of-Way:||Any association or corporation may need a State Land Right-of-Way Easement or Lease from the state agency with jurisdiction to construct electric lines in, on, or above state owned real property.|
|State Land Right-of-Way Agency:||State agency with jurisdiction|
|State Highway Right-of-Way:||Utilities may need State Highway Right-of-Way Encroachment Permit to place utility lines upon state highway rights-of-ways and abutting properties. 37-04002 Miss. Code. R. §1100.|
|State Highway Right-of-Way Agency:||Mississippi Department of Transportation|
|Eminent Domain:||Only joint municipal electric power companies have the authority of eminent domain pursuant to Miss. Code. Ann. § 77-5-773, Eminent Domain (1978).|