2017 Ohio Revised Code
Title  XLIX PUBLIC UTILITIES
Chapter 4933 - COMPANIES - GAS; ELECTRIC; WATER; OTHERS
Section 4933.16 - Municipal control of electricity.
No person or company shall place, string, construct, or maintain a line, wire, fixture, or appliance of any kind to conduct electricity for lighting, heating, or power purposes through a street, alley, lane, square, place, or land of a municipal corporation without the consent of such municipal corporation. This prohibition extends to all levels above or below the surface of such public ways, grounds, or places, as well as along their surfaces, but not to rights received through and exercised under proceedings of a probate court prior to February 26, 1910. The penalty provided by section 4933.99 of the Revised Code for a violation of this section is cumulative to other means of enforcing this section open to the municipal corporation, by way of injunction or otherwise, and is not exclusive.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .