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.

Garbage, Recyclables, & Compostables

Republic Services Franchise - Expires in 2028

Cable Franchises

Comcast - Expires in 2021

Electric/Natural Gas Franchises

Seattle City Light - Expires in 2030

Puget Sound Energy (Natural Gas and Electric) - Expires 2037

Telecommunications Franchises

Astound Broadband (Wave) - Expires in 2026

Level 3 Communications/Lumen - Expires 2027 

McLeod USA (Windstream) - Expires in 2025

XO Communications/Verizon - Expires 2027

Zayo Group - Expires in 2026

MCImetro/Verizon - Expires 2027


Lake Forest Park Water District - Expires in 2025

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

Seattle Public Utilities - Expires in 2024


Northshore Utility District - Expires in 2025