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Utility Occupancies

An applicant may obtain a Utility Occupancy License (Wire or Pipeline) through a formal application process. To initiate the process the applicant must fully complete the application form provided in the link below. Incomplete applications which do not include all necessary information will be rejected immediately.

The completed application, a non-refundable $500 Application Fee and a non-refundable $1,000 Engineering Review Fee via check or money order made payable to Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company is required for processing. It is recommended that a Permit to Enter application be submitted concurrently with the application for Utility Occupancy License.

Upon receipt of the application and fees, the real estate team will review the package for approval. Application does not guarantee approval. If the application is approved, a Utility License agreement will be drafted and forwarded to the applicant for signature.

The partially executed agreement must be returned to the Real Estate Department accompanied by a check or money order for the first year rental payment and a $450 Document Preparation Fee. In addition you must submit relevant proof of insurance (outlined in the agreement) prior to execution on behalf of the railroad.

If access onto railroad property is required to obtain necessary information for the application then a Permit To Enter must first be obtained. A Permit to Enter is a separate application and can be found using the following link:

Accessing Property

Applications received will be processed as quickly as possible at the sole discretion of Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company. Expedited Processing is available and will reduce the processing time at an additional cost of $1,500 (due with the application). If expedited processing is required, then list EXPEDITED before Manager of Real Estate in the address line.

Submit all applications to:

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company
Real Estate Department
100 East First Street
Brewster, OH 44613

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