Easement FAQs

As a property owner, the benefits of providing an easement for electric and fiber infrastructure enhancements include increased reliability in service, quicker outage response time, planning for future infrastructure needs, and ensuring access to a robust fiber internet service.

Easement instructions

Refer to this document before you fill out your own easement to ensure all information is accounted for and entered appropriately.

Electronic easement form

This easement form can be filled out electronically, saved, and printed for notarization before returning back to GLE. We will cover the cost and register the easement with the county on your behalf.

GLE Easements

A blanket easement is a simple way for Great Lakes Energy to gain rights to your property, for an intended purpose. You still own the property and retain the rights to use and enjoy it, subject to the easement rights. A blanket easement enables us to build and maintain our electric infrastructure and Truestream fiber network.

An example of a completed easement can be found here.

Please read the requirements and follow them carefully. If the easement is not completed properly, you will not be able to record it and will need to go through the process again.

We offer the convenience of free virtual notary services, as well as a notary in each Great Lakes Energy office. To schedule a notary appointment with Great Lakes Energy, please call 1-888-485-2537 ext. 8930, M-F 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or email at [email protected].

Signing the easement in a timely manner allows us to update the utility infrastructure, including the Truestream fiber network, in your area. Whether you live at the location full time or plan to build your dream home someday, we want to provide reliable service you can count on. Reliable, updated utility infrastructure on your vacant land can increase the property value, as well.

As a gesture of goodwill, if you complete and return the easement within 15 days of receiving it, you will receive a $25 credit on your bill.

These incentives are not intended for easements related to new construction.

We’re happy to discuss options specific to you and your location. Please reach out by email at [email protected] or by calling 1-888-485-2537 ext. 8930 M-F 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Yes, the easement will remain on file and could be used for additional utility work.

Remote Online Notarizations

Great Lakes Energy also offers the convenience of virtual notary services, free of charge. To take advantage of our virtual notary service, you will need an internet-connected device, like a phone or tablet, with a camera and microphone, the ability to take a selfie, and a legal photo ID.

To set up your virtual notarization, or for any additional easement-related questions or information, please contact us at:

888-485-2537 Ext. 8930

Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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