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17-1914. Moving buildings or structures on streets, alleys, roads and highways having transmission lines and aerial facilities; permits. No person, firm or corporation shall move, haul, or transport, any house, building, derrick, or other structure of the height when loaded for movement, of sixteen (16) feet or more from the surface of the highway, road, street or alley, upon, across, or over, any public highway, road, street or alley, in the state of Kansas, either within or outside of the limits of any incorporated city, upon which public highway, road, street or alley, any telephone, telegraph, electric light, or electric power wires or other aerial facilities are in place, without first obtaining a permit therefor as hereinafter provided.

History: L. 1917, ch. 251, § 1; R.S. 1923, 17-1914; L. 1974, ch. 97, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 135, § 1; July 1.


1. This and following sections considered in determining liability for injury to house mover failing to comply with statute. Hawn v. Kansas Gas & Electric Co., 122 Kan. 395, 252 P. 245.

2. Act construed in determining duty of electric company; refusal to perform; damages; housemover not required to pay electric company in advance. Cracraft v. Kansas Power & Light Co., 163 Kan. 285, 287, 288, 181 P.2d 318.

3. Housemover holding permit violated statute; no recovery for death of housemover's employee; act construed. Sipult v. City of Pratt, 168 Kan. 294, 295, 296, 212 P.2d 221.

4. Failure to comply with section; plaintiff's action for damages barred. Smith v. Garden City Irrigation Co., 177 Kan. 359, 361, 362, 279 P.2d 312.

5. This and succeeding sections construed and held to have no application. Stingley v. Allison, 200 Kan. 295, 296, 297, 436 P.2d 387.

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