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Driveway enlargement encroachment

I need to widen my driveway and there are 3 different utility boxes in small, medium, and large sizes, in the way. How can I have at least one of them moved a couple feet away? Who do I need to contact? Im in palm beach county in Florida 

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ACE - Professor

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Depends on who owns the utility boxes you're talking about.  Three that belong to one company or three that belong to more than one company.  For AT&T use the link on the right titled Report Line or Pole Issues.  If they are in a utility easement you may have a problem getting them moved. 

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Thank you very much for your input.
All 4 boxes are At&T.
I called At&T early this morning and was given a number for "Repair svcs".
I explained my problem and they are sending a technician -free of charge-sometime tomorrow to assess the situation. So I'll see what they can do, tomorrow. At least I have a point of reference to start.
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Please let us know how this goes for you.  Your input could help others. 

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Update: Unfortunately there was no happy ending. The technician came over and was fuzzy to explain the situation. said i just was unlucky to have been selected for 4 different utility boxes in my front yard bc that part is At&t property. To move them i would have to pay thousands (first he said $10T but later he changed it to $3T. He said i could call 811 to get someone to locate the underground cables (that's a free service), but wasn't clear if i would actually achieve anything by doing that. In summary, he tried hard to discourage me from going ahead with the job, and he succeeded.
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