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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Underground Utilities

Reference Number: MTAS-1509
Reviewed Date: 12/16/2022

In construction or redevelopment projects in which utility lines are to be placed underground, local governments must require developers or property owners, as a condition of receiving permits, to give at least 60 days notice to the cable or video services provider of dates on which the service providers may install their conduits or other equipment in the open trenches. Failure to serve this notice will result in the developer or property owner bearing the cost of new trenching for the installation of the cable or video services providers’ equipment.