Permission to Encroach Request Form

 

LCRA Transmission Services Corporation operates about 5,300 miles of electric transmission lines that move power across Texas. Maintaining rights of way for transmission facilities and keeping the land covered by easement agreements clear of obstructions is critical to public safety and the reliability of the state's power grid.

If you are considering developing a site or constructing within an LCRA TSC right of way, please read this request form closely and submit all required documentation for review.

For questions, please contact Real Estate Representative Anne Manning by phone at 800-776-5272, ext. 4420, or 512‑578‑4420 or by email at Anne.Manning@LCRA.org.

LCRA TSC conducts a thorough engineering and land use review of all Permission to Encroach Requests. In most cases, a written response will be provided to the applicant within about 60 days of the submission of all required documentation. Compliance with these guidelines does not ensure LCRA TSC will not object to a specific project. 

Please be advised that the following encroachments typically conflict with most transmission easements and should not generally be located in rights of way:

  • Permanent structures
  • Combustible materials
  • Ponds, channels, septic systems
  • Debris, garbage and storage of cut/fill materials
  • Finish grades that introduce slopes exceeding 5 degrees measured across the easement
  • Vegetation with a full mature height exceeding 10 feet
  • Dumpsters or other large trash receptacles

Along with this Permission to Encroach Request Form, it is helpful to submit the following documents for review:

  • Letter of intent explaining the type and extent of encroachment (include dimensions).
  • A location map, plat or tax map with the property boundaries clearly delineated.
  • Construction plans or drawings labeled "Exhibit 1."
  • Vicinity map with vicinity address listed.

If you are including construction drawings, following these guidelines helps to ensure an efficient review:

  • Sign and date the drawings, and include grading and site development plans (both existing and proposed).
  • Highlight and locate LCRA TSC easements and towers.
  • Draw the plans to an appropriate engineering scale (ranging from 1 inch=10 feet to 1 inch=400 feet) and specify the survey datum.
  • Reference horizontal and vertical distances to existing LCRA TSC structures, anchors and easement boundaries.
  • Refer to existing and proposed access roads, and refer to deed and easement recording information.
  • Indicate no development activity within 30 feet of LCRA towers.
  • For underground utilities, provide a cross sectional view showing grading and method of burial.
  • Provide the name and mailing address of the landowner.
  • Include dimensions of the installation.
  • If the proposed project requires an easement or other agreement is required from a landowner, provide a copy of the easement or agreement.
  • Identify existing and proposed grade.

Note: Other conditions may apply to underground utilities requests.