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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 151. Land Use Permit Regulations

24VAC30-151-730. Accommodation fees.

The Commissioner of Highways or a designee shall determine the annual compensation for the use of the right-of-way by a utility, except as provided in 24VAC30-151-740. The rates shall be established on the following basis:

1. Limited Access Crossings - $50 per crossing.

2. Limited Access Longitudinal Installation - $250 per mile annual use payment.

3. Wireless Communication Facility Sites (limited and nonlimited access):

a. $24,000 annual use payment for a wireless support structure permitted prior to July 1, 2018, until the permit expires or is terminated;

b. $14,000 annual use payment for non-small-cell colocation on a wireless support structure. This payment does not include equipment mounted to an existing wooden utility pole; and

c. A wireless support structure installed under a land use permit issued on or after July 1, 2018, shall have an annual use payment based upon the following, which shall be adjusted every five years in accordance with § 56-484.32 of the Code of Virginia:

(1) $1,000 for any wireless support structure at or below 50 feet in height;

(2) $3,000 for any wireless support structure above 50 feet and at or below 120 feet in height;

(3) $5,000 for any wireless support structure above 120 feet in height; and

(4) $1.00 per square foot for any other equipment, shelter, or associated facilities constructed on the ground.

Statutory Authority

§ 33.2-210 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. March 17, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 4, eff. November 23, 2011; Volume 35, Issue 4, eff. November 14, 2018.

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