MS 1953 [Repealed, 1957 c 943 s 72
160.26 MOVING BUILDINGS OVER HIGHWAYS.
Subdivision 1. Moved without unnecessary interference.
Buildings or structures moved
or caused to be moved upon, across, or along any road or street, including city streets, shall be
moved in such manner as not to unnecessarily interfere with, damage, or destroy any bridges,
trees, hedges, fences, telephone or electric power poles, wires, cables, or any appurtenance upon
the road or street.
Subd. 2. Permit requirement, authority.
(a) Buildings or structures together with the
vehicle or vehicles moving same of a size or weight exceeding the maximums specified in chapter
169 and acts amendatory thereto shall not be moved or caused to be moved upon, across, or along
any road or street without first obtaining a written permit from the road authority including road
authorities of cities having supervision over such road or street. The county board as to highways
under its jurisdiction may authorize the county engineer to issue the permits.
(b) When a permit is granted by the commissioner for the moving of buildings or structures
exclusively on trunk highways no other permit shall be required from any political subdivision of
the state for the moving of such buildings or structures on such trunk highways. When a permit
is granted by the county board or county engineer for the moving of buildings or structures
exclusively on highways under the jurisdiction of the county board no other permit shall be
required from any political subdivision for moving such buildings or structures on such county
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1983 c 293 s 115
Subd. 4. Cost of removing fences, poles.
No person, firm, or corporation shall be required to
displace or temporarily remove the fences, poles, wires, cables, or other appurtenances of that
person, firm, or corporation to permit the moving of any building or structure upon, along, or
across the road or street, nor shall guard rails and appurtenances placed upon the road or street be
displaced or moved for like reason until the reasonable cost of the displacement, removal, and
replacement shall have been paid or tendered.
Subd. 5. Not to apply to road-building or maintenance equipment.
The provisions of
this section shall not apply to road-building or maintenance equipment while operating on a road
or street under construction or maintenance.
History: 1959 c 500 art 1 s 26; 1961 c 748 s 1; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1986 c 444