Safety is key when moving oversized loads. Caution must be used when an oversized load could potentially encounter or touch a power line. In preparation for your travel through our service territory, which includes nine counties in southwest Kansas, we’ve provided you below both the state of Kansas and Victory Electric’s guidelines on oversized load travel and utility notification.
Kansas law states traveling parties are required to notify electric utilities in writing at least 15 days prior to transporting oversized loads of 16’ feet or higher through their service territory. Victory Electric is the only authorized agent to contact or move electric lines in our service area.
Please complete the form provided below to submit your request for Victory Electric’s assistance with your oversized load move. You will receive prompt phone or email confirmation from Victory Electric personnel, but responses are not provided when Victory Electric’s office is closed, such as weekends and holidays.
Please contact us with any questions, concerns or if you need immediate assistance/follow up on your request. We are happy to talk to you and work to ensure the safe transport of your oversized load. By calling 620.227.2139 or 800.279.7915 (toll-free), you can reach Victory Electric directly during business hours or our dispatch service after business hours.
To ensure the safety of the public and traveling party, the state of Kansas requires individuals and companies moving large, oversized loads to comply with safety regulations. Chapter 17: Article 19: 17-1914-1918 of the Kansas Statutes, outlines the regulations related to moving buildings or structures on streets, alleys, roads and highways having telephone and electric transmission lines or any aerial facilities.
- It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation engaged as a principal or employee moving a house, building, derrick or other structure, as provided for in the above sections, to move, touch, cut, molest or interfere with any telephone or electric light pole, wire or any other equipment.
- Without first obtaining a permit, no person, firm or corporation shall move, haul or transport any house, building, derrick or any other structure loaded for movement that is 16 feet or more from the surface of the highway, road, street or alley where any telephone or electric light pole, wire, or other aerial facilities are located.
- All applications for permits required under K.S.A. 17-1914, shall be made to the county clerk of the county in which the property to be moved is located. If such property is located within the limits of an incorporated city, application shall be made to the city clerk of the city. If necessary to cut, move, raise or interfere with any wires, cables or other aerial equipment of a public or municipally owned utility, the application shall state the name of such utility. The applicant shall give the utility at least 15 days written notice of their intent to move a structure, and the application shall state the specific time and location of the moving operation. Should the moving operation be delayed, the applicant shall give the utility at least 24 hours advance notice of the actual moving operation.
- It is the duty of the utility, as required in K.S.A. 17-1916, to furnish competent personnel or linemen to remove, raise, or cut wires, cables or other aerial equipment necessary to facilitate the moving operation. The necessary expense to the utility, caused by the moving operation, shall be paid by the moving operation to each affected utility. The utility may require the moving operation to furnish a deposit, appropriate bond, or other surety agreement ensuring the payment of all expenses incurred by the moving operation.
- In addition to notifying Victory Electric in writing at least 15 days prior to transporting an oversized load, the individual responsible or in charge of the transport/move must make follow-up telephone contact with Victory Electric at least 24 hours prior to entering our service territory. If your travel plans should change, please contact us as soon as possible to allow our personnel time to plan and designate crews to escort and assist the transport of your oversized load.
- Any traveling party assumes full responsibility and liability for any damages to electric infrastructure and equipment. Failure of the traveling party to notify and make contact with Victory Electric, or if your party travels through our territory without a Victory Electric escort, it may result in additional charges and/or forfeiture of your deposit in its entirety. Lack of contact and/or unauthorized travel through our service territory will result in Victory Electric crews inspecting line for possible damages and potential financial charges for any expenses incurred.
- Pilot cars with an over height measuring stick must wait until Victory Electric crews have lifted the line above the measuring stick prior to pulling away from a power line needing lifted.
- Victory Electric is the only authorized agent to contact or move electric lines in our service area. Contracted pilot cars, escort vehicles, and/or bucket truck escort services are NOT authorized to touch or move Victory Electric’s electric lines or equipment. We make no guarantee and are not responsible for the height or moving of attached cable, phone, data or other communication lines on our poles.
- Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We are happy to talk to you and work to ensure the safe transport of your oversized load. By calling 620.227.2139, you can reach Victory Electric directly during business hours or our dispatch service after business hours.
Our job is to help you safely move through our service area. The 15-day window allows Victory Electric personnel time to drive the projected route and to determine if trained cooperative personnel are required to safely move any electric lines out of the path of your load. We reserve the right to charge a deposit per crossing, which must be paid in advance of the move, and once the move is complete, you may be billed for the actual expense of the work/labor required to safely move your oversized load through our territory.