New Electric Service
|Checklist for New Electric Service (includes new service on existing poles)|
1. Physical (911) Address
2. Wagoner County: Building permit required.
2. Cherokee County: Floodplain permit required.
If you are located inside the city limits of Tahlequah you can obtain your floodplain permit from City Hall at 111 S Cherokee Ave, Tahlequah OK | Stormwater Managers office | 918-456-0651
3. Property Deed (Warranty, Quit Claim, etc.) and/or a legal survey of the property. If you do not have a copy, you can obtain one at the County Clerk’s office. If you cannot provide a document with the legal description of the property, a $75.00 fee will be assessed.
Important: You can deliver a copy of the document with the legal description of the property to any LREC office, to the Staking Engineer at the time of the appointment (item 7 below), or you can create a digital image of the document and email it to our easement department at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email, please provide the name of the applicant and a phone number in the body or subject line of the email.
Copies of deeds can be acquired at the following County Clerk’s offices:
Adair County Clerk
Cherokee County Clerk
Delaware County Clerk
Mayes County Clerk
Muskogee County Clerk
Wagoner County Clerk
Sequoyah County Clerk
(How to correctly complete your easement)
4. Application for service with $5.00 membership fee, $35.00 application fee and deposit as follows:
$150 Barn/Boat Dock
$300 House/Mobile Home
$300 Commercial (Oil well, commercial barn, small business)
or Pay-As-You-Go prepaid service
5. Breaker box required for mobile homes, travel trailers, boat docks, oil wells, etc. Delivery to nearest LREC office and pay $50 installation fee at the time of application. (LREC will not install breaker boxes for oil wells)
BREAKER BOX REQUIREMENTS (Weatherproof----will be installed on pole)
100 AMP Service
200 AMP Service
6. Electrical Site Survey to be filled out by an electrician. (Download and print survey)
7. To qualify for the $2,500.00 line extension credit, the service must qualify as a permanent residence. A permanent residence is defined to mean a residential dwelling containing complete kitchen facilities, an immediately accessible water source, an Oklahoma State Health Department accepted sewage facility and occupancy of the dwelling on a permanent year-round basis. Not included in the term permanent residence are motels, rooming houses, weekend cabins or second homes, and mobile homes with no reliable support or attachment to the earth. The Cooperative may require water, sewage facilities, as well as a permanent foundation in place prior to construction of distribution lines.
Notice: As of July 1st 2016, there is NO LONGER a free line extension of 300 feet. This was replaced by the $2,500.00 line extension credit.
8. Appointment with Staking Engineer: You must provide a phone number on the application where the applicant can be reached. The Staking Engineer will contact the applicant and set an appointment to visit the site to determine the location of the service. They will discuss the need for additional easements if necessary, and possible cost of service.
9. Easement from the applicant for their own property, and if needed, easement(s) for any other property that the power line will cross. Must be fully completed and include a legal description. If owned jointly, both parties must sign (example: husband and wife). The easement must also be notarized. Easement(s): All easements from the landowner and from the neighbor(s) for their property, if applicable, must be turned in before the job is released to construction.
10. Construction costs must be paid in advance of actual construction.
Construction of a new service will be scheduled after ALL of the above items have been completed.
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