State Highway Right-of-Way (3-MD-c)
State Highway Right-of-Way Process
3-MD-c.1 — Contact Maryland State Highway Administration (Optional)
The developer may contact the Maryland State Highway Administration to review any tentative plans. The developer must provide proof of land ownership or land right-of-ways if the developer decides to meet with the Maryland State Highway Administration. MD. Code Regs. 11.04.05.06.A (2017) .
3-MD-c.2 — Utility Permit Application
A developer must submit a Utility Permit Application to the Maryland State Highway Administration District Office with jurisdiction over the project site to construct transmission lines on, under, over, or near a state highway. The Utility Permit Application must, at minimum, include:
- The developer’s contact information;
- The location of the facilities;
- A description of the proposed utility work; and
- Traffic control information.
3-MD-c.3 to 3-MD-c.4 — Review Application Materials for Completeness
The Maryland State Highway Administration reviews the Utility Permit Application for administrative and technical completeness.
3-MD-c.5 to 3-MD-c.6 — Review Application Materials for Approval
The Maryland State Highway Administration reviews the Utility Permit Application for approval.
3-MD-c.7 — State Utility Permit
The developer must comply with any restrictions on or conditions of the Utility Permit.
3-MD-c.8 — Appeal Decision (Optional)
Any aggrieved party may appeal a final agency decision to the circuit court with jurisdiction. MD. Code Ann., State Government § 10-222 (1984).
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