Franchise Agreements

Utility franchises are agreements between the City of Lake Forest Park and utility providers which allow the utilities to make use of City streets and rights-of-way for the purposes of construction, operation and maintenance of their utility systems. The franchises also ensure that the use of public rights-of-way are protected and managed, that high standards of customer service on behalf of the utility provider are maintained, and that financial compensation relating to the utility provider’s use of the public rights-of-way is received, among other considerations.

Cable Franchises

CenturyLink - Expires in 2023

Comcast - Expires in 2021

Electric/Natural Gas Franchises

Seattle City Light - Expires in 2030

Puget Sound Energy - Expired in 2013/In Process of Updating

Telecommunications Franchises

Astound Broadband (Wave) - Expires in 2021 

Integra (Electric Lightwave) - Expires in 2020 

Level 3 Communications - Expires in 2021 

McLeod USA (Windstream) - Expires in 2019 

NextLink (XO Washington) - Expires in 2020 

Zayo (360Network Services) - Expires in 2020 

MCImetro/Verizon - Expires in 2022

Water

Lake Forest Park Water District - Expires in 2018 

North City Water District (formerly Shoreline Water Dist.) - Expires in 2023 

Seattle Public Utilities - Expires in 2018

Water/Wastewater

Northshore Utility District - Expires in 2019