What is a franchise agreement?
Agreement is an agreement between Stevens County and any citizen or
corporate entity wishing to occupy right of way with a utility.
Who can apply for a franchise agreement?
property owner or corporate entity who wants to install a water,
electrical, sewer, or other utility over, under, or along a Stevens
Who decides if a franchise agreement is to be issued?
Franchise Agreements are approved by the Board of County Commissioners.
How long does it take to process a franchise agreement?
It generally takes 6-8 weeks to process a franchise application.
How much does it cost?
The cost is
between $250.00 and $1500.00 depending on franchise type plus a $300.00
permit fee to work on a County road for private property owners.
Obtaining an Application
Applications may be obtained from the Public Works Administration
Office. You may request to have one sent to you through the mail by
calling (509) 684-4548 or request an application by email.