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Indiana Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-IN)

A bulk transmission developer must obtain a state land easement from either the Indiana Department of Administration, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, or other appropriate agency in control of the land to construct transmission lines across state land. A developer may also need a Highway Right-of-Way Permit from the Indiana Department of Transportation to construct or maintain a transmission line within a state highway right-of-way.

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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

Indiana Federal

Right of Way Agency: State agency with jurisdiction over the land, generally, the Indiana Department of Administration or the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
State Land Right of Way Process: A developer must obtain a state land easement to construct transmission lines across state land. The process for obtaining an easement varies pending on the state agency with jurisdiction over the land.
State Highway Right of Way Agency: Indiana Department of Transportation
State Highway Right of Way Process: A developer must obtain a Right-of-Way Permit to construct transmission lines within a state highway right-of-way. The developer must submit a Right-of-Way Permit Application using the Electronic Permitting System or by submitting the Application in writing to the appropriate Indiana Department of Transportation District Permit Manager.
Eminent Domain: A public utility may exercise eminent domain power to construct transmission lines on private property pursuant to Indiana - Ind. Code §§ 32-24 et seq., Eminent Domain.

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