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Missouri Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-MO)

In Missouri, a developer may need approval from the Missouri Board of Public Buildings to cross state lands.Mo. Rev. Stat. § 37.005.9. A developer may also need a Right-of-Way Construction Permit from the Missouri Department of Transportation to install, relocate, or maintain a utility on a state highway right-of-way. § 643.3.1.

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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

Missouri Federal

State Land Right-of-Way: Public utilities may need a State Land Easement for any project that may crossover, upon or under any state land. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 37.005.9.
State Land Right-of-Way Agency: Missouri Board of Public Buildings
State Highway Right-of-Way: Any person may need a Right-of-Way Construction Permit for any work performed in a highway right-of-way and where the roadway, shoulders, or right of way will be affected by the work. § 643.3.3.
State Highway Right-of-Way Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
Eminent Domain: Public utilities and electric cooperatives generally do not have the power to condemn land "currently used by another provider of [a] public utility service" unless "the condemnation is necessary for the public purpose of acquiring a nonexclusive easement or right-of-way across the property of such provider and only if the acquisition will not materially impair or interfere" with current use or prevent future expansion of facilities. Mo. Rev. Stat. § 523.010.