Atmore, AL asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Alabama

Q: do private owned utility companies in Alabama have rules to follow

rules and regulations regarding what they can and can not do on someones property and with someones property lines

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Municipal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: In Alabama, privately owned utility companies are subject to state and federal regulations that govern their operations, including activities on private property. Typically, utility companies must adhere to easement rights and local ordinances when it comes to property lines and access. You should review any easement agreements tied to your property, which may be on file with your local property records. If you believe a utility company is acting outside of its legal bounds, you may raise the issue with the Alabama Public Service Commission or consult with an attorney to understand your rights and possible actions. It’s important to act promptly if you suspect any infringement on your property rights.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: They would need to honor the terms of easements, among other regulations and conditions that run with the property. An Alabama real estate attorney familiar with land-use laws and public service commission guidelines could advise more definitively. Good luck

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