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Used for the installation of various utility lines within non-control of access rights-of-way. Applicable items include:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Power
  • Telephone
  • Gas

For this form to be used, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) must install AND maintain the utility.

Examples:

  • A communications company installing fiber optic cable.
  • A municipality installing gravity sewer.
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https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-1A-Two-Party-Non-Utility-Not-Related-to-Road-Construction.pdf

Used for the installation of items that are not utilities and are not related to road construction. Applicable items include, but are not limited to:

  • Signs
  • Monitoring wells
  • Irrigation systems
  • Fence (This does not apply to the replacement of controlled access fence. For replacement of controlled access fence, a Form 16.2 should be used.)
  • Sidewalk (Applicable when only sidewalk is being constructed and is not in conjunction with additional road construction. If sidewalk is being constructed in conjunction with additional road construction, it should be included on the Form 16.1B.)

For this form to be used, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) must install AND maintain the item(s) installed.

Examples:

  • A development installing sidewalk per a municipal requirement.
  • A contaminated site installing monitoring wells due to environmental requirements.
 
 
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https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-1B-Two-Party-Related-to-Road-Construction​.pdf

Used for items that are related to road construction. Applicable items include, but are not limited to:

  • Pavement widening
  • Curb and gutter
  • Storm drainage
  • Pavement markings
  • Ditches and shoulders
  • Sidewalk (Applicable when sidewalk is being constructed in conjunction with additional road construction. If only sidewalk is being constructed, a Form 16.1A should be used.)

Items under this agreement will be installed by the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) and ultimately owned and maintained by NCDOT. Note: Sidewalk will not be maintained by NCDOT but is still covered under this agreement when in conjunction with other road construction.

Examples:

  • A development constructing a left-turn lane.
  • A municipality upgrading a storm drainage system.
 
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https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-1C-Two-Party-Piping of-Treated-Effluent​.pdf

Used for the installation of pipe in order for treated effluent to flow from a contaminated soil site to a discharge point approved by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). To be considered for approval, the applicant must have and adhere to a remediation plan approved by NCDENR as well as by NCDOT. The installation must also adhere to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between NCDOT and NCDENR dated January 25, 1999.

The applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) shall install AND maintain the installation. Upon completion of the site remediation, the second party is responsible for the removal or abandonment of the installation as required by NCDOT and NCDENR. Installations are limited to primary and secondary roadways and are not allowed within control of access right of ways.

Example:

  • A service station is required to treat and remediate soils contaminated by leaking fuel tanks and piping of the effluent from the remediation site to an approved discharge point is required.
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https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-2-Two-Party-Utility-C-A​.pdf

Used for the installation of various utility lines within control of access rights-of-way. Applicable items include:

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • Power
  • Telephone
  • Gas

For this form to be used, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) must install AND maintain the utility.

On full control of access highways, such as interstates, installations are generally limited to perpendicular crossings.

Example:

  • A gas company installing a gas line across an interstate highway.
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https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-3-Blanket-Plowed-In-Telecommunications-Cable​.pdf

This agreement is only applicable to plowed-in telecommunication installations. A company’s original blanket encroachment agreement must be approved by the State Utility Agent. Subsequently, only "routine," telecommunication installations are permitted under this blanket agreement.

The following work can NOT be covered under this agreement:

  • Boring greater than 6" in diameter
  • Directional boring of ANY size
  • Construction within full control of access right-of-way

Approval of blanket agreements is not recommended within the construction limits of active Transportation Improvement Projects (TIPs).

With this agreement, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) will install AND maintain the utility.

Example:

  • This agreement is best suited for major telecommunications companies who are constantly conducting "routine" installations.
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https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-3A-Blanket-Trenched-In-Telecommunications-Cable​.pdf

This agreement is only applicable to trenched-in telecommunication installations. A company’s original blanket encroachment agreement must be approved by the State Utility Agent. Subsequently, only "routine," telecommunication installations are permitted under this blanket agreement.

The following work can NOT be covered under this agreement:

  • Boring greater than 6" in diameter
  • Directional boring of ANY size
  • Construction within full control of access right-of-way

Approval of blanket agreements is not recommended within the construction limits of active Transportation Improvement Projects (TIPs).

With this agreement, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) will install AND maintain the utility.

Example:

  • This agreement is best suited for major telecommunications companies who are constantly conducting "routine" installations.
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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-4-Blanket-Cablevision​.pdf

    This agreement is only applicable to CATV installations. A company’s original blanket encroachment agreement must be approved by the State Utility Agent. Subsequently, only "routine" CATV installations are permitted under this blanket agreement.

    The following work can NOT be covered under this agreement:

    • Boring greater than 6" in diameter
    • Directional boring of ANY size
    • Construction within full control of access right-of-way
    • Setting of poles within NCDOT right-of-way (Aerial installations are limited to attachments to existing poles)

    Approval on blanket agreements is not recommended within the construction limits of active Transportation Improvement Projects (TIPs).

    With this agreement, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) will install AND maintain the utility.

    Example:

    • This agreement is best suited for major CATV companies who are constantly conducting "routine" installations.
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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-5-Blanket-Underground-Utility-Service-Connection​.pdf

    This agreement is only applicable to utility service connections. A company’s original blanket encroachment agreement must be approved by the State Utility Agent. Subsequently, only “routine” service connections are permitted under this blanket agreement.

    The following work can NOT be covered under this agreement:

    • Boring greater than 6" in diameter
    • Directional boring of ANY size
    • Construction within full control of access right-of-way
    • Installations beyond a simple service connection

    Approval of blanket agreements is not recommended within the construction limits of active Transportation Improvement Projects (TIPs).

    Minor longitudinal installations associated with the service connection are permitted under this agreement. Included longitudinal installations must be plowed-in and shall not exceed 500 linear feet in length.

    With this agreement, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) will install AND maintain the utility. District Office approval and/or notification is NOT required under this agreement.

    Example:

    • This agreement is best suited for major utility companies who are constantly conducting simple service taps within NCDOT rights-of-way.
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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-5A-Blanket-Aerial-Utility-Crossings-and-Taps​.pdf

    This agreement is only applicable to aerial utility crossings & taps. A company's original blanket encroachment agreement must be approved by the State Utility Agent. Subsequently, only "routine" aerial utility crossings and taps are permitted under this blanket agreement.

    The following work can NOT be covered under this agreement:

    • Boring of ANY size
    • Construction within full control of access right-of-way
    • Setting of poles within NCDOT right-of-way (Aerial installations are limited to attachments to existing poles)

    Approval on Blanket Agreements is not recommended within the construction limits of Active Transportation Improvement Projects (TIPs).

    With this agreement, the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) will install AND maintain the utility. District Office approval and/or notification is NOT required under this agreement.

    Example:

    • This agreement is best suited for major utility companies who are constantly conducting simple aerial crossings and taps within NCDOT rights-of-way.
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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-6-Three-Party-Utility-Non-C-A​.pdf

    Used for the installation of utility lines (typically water and/or sewer) within non-control of access rights-of-way.

    This agreement is used when the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) is installing the utility and the third party on the agreement will maintain the utility. Each party must sign the agreement.

    Example:

    • A development required to install a water line that will ultimately be maintained by the local municipality.
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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-6A-Three-Party-Utility-C-A​​.pdf

    Used for the installation of utility lines (typically water and/or sewer) within control of access rights-of-way.

    On full control of access highways, such as interstates, installations are generally limited to perpendicular crossings.

    This agreement is used when the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) is installing the utility and the third party on the agreement will maintain the utility. Each party must sign the agreement.

    Example:

    • A development required to install a water line within control of access right-of-way that will ultimately be maintained by the local municipality.
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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/16-7-Grading-or-Alteration-of-Drainage-C-A​.pdf

    Used for grading and/or the alteration of drainage within controlled access rights-of-way. If the work is being done in conjunction with additional road construction, a separate agreement for grading and/or alteration of drainage may not be required. This should be discussed with the applicable District Office for clarification.

    Work covered under this agreement will be performed by the applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement) and ultimately owned and maintained by NCDOT.

    A $500, non-refundable processing fee is required with the submittal of this encroachment agreement. If the proposed grading removes dirt from the right-of-way, a per-cubic-yard fee is applied in addition to the processing fee. Contact the applicable District Office for details on these fees.

    Example:

    • A development lowering a berm in order to improve the constructability of the applicant's adjacent property.
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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/Corporate-Surety-Bond-Form-16​.pdf 
    ​This form is submitted when the corporate surety bond has been obtained by the encroachment applicant (the second party on the encroachment agreement).  If the corporate surety bond has been obtained by the applicant's contractor, this is not the correct form.  A Form 16A should be used.

    Corporate surety bonds must be signed by an authorized agent of the surety company, who must be a resident of North Carolina, and a Power of Attorney authorizing him to sign must be attached to the bond.  Corporate surety bonds will be retained by the Division Engineer, State Utility Agent or their representative until release.​

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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/Corporate-Surety-Bond-Form-16A​.pdf
    ​This form is submitted when the corporate surety bond has been obtained by the encroachment applicant's contractor. If the corporate surety bond has been obtained by the encroachment applicant (the second party on the ​encroachment agreement), this is not the correct form. A Form 16 should be used.​

    Corporate surety bonds must be signed by an authorized agent of the surety company, who must be a resident of North Carolina, and a Power of Attorney authorizing him to sign must be attached to the bond. Corporate surety bonds will be retained by the Division Engineer, State Utility Agent or their representative until release.​​

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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/Continuing-Indemnity-Bond-Form-16B​.pdf
    To avoid submitting individual bonds for each project, companies and contractors that perform a substantial amount of work on highway right-of-way from year to year are encouraged to provide continuing bonds for their operations on a system or statewide basis.  The amount of the continuing bond is determined by the State Utility Agent and the bond is kept on file in the office of the State Utility Agent.  The above-referenced form (16B) must be submitted to NCDOT along with the bond.​

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    ​Certified or cashier’s checks should be made payable to North Carolina Department of Transportation – Division of Highways.  Certified or cashier’s checks will be immediately forwarded to the State Controller’s Office upon receipt.​

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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/Utility-Encroachment-Agreement-Form-Requirements.pdf​​
    This document provides guidance on how to properly complete NCDOT Utility Encroachment Agreement Forms.  It details what information should be provided in each of the agreement form fields as well as how that information should be formatted.  ​

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    https://connect.ncdot.gov/municipalities/Utilities/EncroachmentForms/Utility-Encroachment-Plan-Requirements.pdf​​
    This document provides guidance on what information should be provided on a standard utility encroachment plan set. 

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    ​​Standard Encroachment Plan Checklist used for customers of NCDOT in knowing what to submit to NCDOT for an encroachment permit.  While non-highlighted items apply to any non-utility encroachment, additional requirements for utility encroachments are highlighted in YELLOW.  
    This form should be submitted with the other required encroachment documents.​​
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    ​Used to apply for a driveway connection to a state maintained road. More than one driveway to the same parcel or development may be handled on the same Driveway Permit application, but subject to comments from the local NCDOT District Engineer’s office.

    An inspection fee also applies to the submission of each driveway permit.

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