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Hello, my name is Michael and I am a licensed California attorney. I would like to help you with this, but first I need to know which state you are in.
Hello, I apologize for not being able to get back to you sooner. First you, should contact PG&E to see if they are willing to remove the pole. They may be willing to do so at a cost. There still could be an easement recorded against the property for the utility pole, so you would need to check with your county recorder to verify. PG&E could also have a prescriptive easement for the pole, especially if the lines service other houses and there isn't space for a pole off your property. These cases can be complicated because the landowner could be forced to file an inverse condemnation action against the utility. The primary case on this is here: http://law.justia.com/cases/california/court-of-appeal/2d/252/1022.html