The MTEMC bill payment system that accepts credit cards will be down for maintenance beginning Saturday, Dec. 3 at midnight. The system will be able to accept payments again Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Development Approval Checklist

  • Only trees listed on the Middle Tennessee Electric (hereinafter "MTEMC") tree planting guidelines can be planted within any existing or proposed overhead power line right-of-way.
  • The developer shall provide and clear the initial 40-foot right-of-way from "sky to ground" with the location to be defined by MTEMC Engineering (the "initial clearing"). MTEMC will maintain the right-of-way after the initial clearing.
  • No proposed flag poles or street light poles shall be located within any existing or proposed overhead power line right-of-way without written approval of MTEMC.
  • All developers requesting electric power for any development (including, without limitation residential, commercial or industrial) must complete and sign MTEMC's standard right-of-way easement receipt before any construction is scheduled or commenced. These requirements and prohibitions include, without limitation, any right-of-ways required to cross neighboring properties.
  • MTEMC shall be a signatory on all plats, and shall be evidenced as having access to all public utility, drainage and access easements ("PUDE") as shown on the plat. Should any city or county allow the PUDE to expire, MTEMC will retain the full PUDE as long as MTEMC utilities are in place.
  • Complete and submit MTEMC Title Block – This is only for cases where cities do not include an MTEMC title block or if the PUDE does not meet MTEMC’s requirements related to location and/or width.
  • Construction fees, including, without limitation, engineering fees, inspection fees, and line extension charges, must be paid before construction can be scheduled or commence.
  • MTEMC's underground inspection process involves coordinating multiple trips at various stages in the development process. It shall be the responsibility of the developer to contact MTEMC Engineering for more information.
  • In many instances, contracts are required. It shall be the responsibility of the developer to contact MTEMC Engineering for more information and coordination of efforts.
  • Temporary service requests and requirements should be discussed with MTEMC District Engineering personnel.
  • Submit an electronic copy of the plat to MTEMC Engineering with applicable PUDE and lot lines.