Permits for Right-of-Way Construction (for franchised utilities)
Be sure to read the information about applying for a ROW Construction Permit before submitting your application.
After confirming the road is a King County ROW, complete the appropriate application with one set of plans and traffic control plan attached. An additional set will be necessary for project on bridges or within close proximity to shorelines.
Applicants with the conditions below will need a Certificate of Conformance in addition to the standard application form:
- Installation or Replacement of Pole
- Installation of Guy Wire
- Installation of Guy Pole (not needed if installed to an existing anchor)
- Installation of Anchor
- Installation of Anchor Pole
For new or replacement residential service only, a Service Dig email request to RES.Permits@kingcounty.gov can be issued immediately for telecommunication, gas, power, cable, and water service for franchised utility companies.
The ROW Construction Permit Bulletin explains when a franchised utility needs a construction permit and how to apply.
ROW Construction Permits are obtained from Real Estate Services to allow utility construction work by franchised utilities, telephone companies, and Metro Transit on King County road rights-of-way. ROW Construction Permits are available only to franchised utilities. Individuals wishing to repair or replace water and electric service lines or side sewers in County ROW must work through their local utility.
Be sure to read the information on applying for a Right-of-Way Construction Permit before submitting your application.