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CH 0151 Right of way use fees for Wireless Infrastructue
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24VAC30-151-730. Accommodation fees.

After initial installation, the 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 Tower Facility Sites (limited and nonlimited access):

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

b. $14,000 annual use payment for colocation non-small-cell colocation on a tower site 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 ยง 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.