Franchise List

FRANCHISES 

Ord. No.

To Whom Granted

Date

Expires

81

Northern Pacific Railway Company (Depot grounds and buildings)

8-21-1906

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259

Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad Company (amd. Ord. Nos. 260, 268, 8‑6‑67)

8-1-1911

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280

Seattle Lighting Company (Distribution of gas)

3-12-1912

50 years

342

Northern Pacific Railway Company (Railroad tracks)

7-1-1913

999 years

451

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company (Trolley, feeders, etc.)

12-4-1917

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454

Seattle & Rainier Valley Railway Company (Railroad tracks)

4-23-1918

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456

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company (Transmission lines for electric current)

6-4-1918

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566

Standard Oil Company (Warehouses)

4-4-1922

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641

Union Oil Company (Warehouses)

4-10-1923

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737

Salvage Lumber Company (Spur railroad track)

3-10-1925

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903

City of Seattle (Water supply pipes)

3-10-1931

50 years

962

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company (amd. Ord. No. 451, subsection C of section 2 thereof)

5-26-1936

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996

The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company (Telephone business)

5-22-1938

25 years

998

City of Seattle (Electric transmission system)

5-17-1938

25 years

1001

Puget Sound Power and Light Company (Electric power)

7-19-1938

30 years

1099

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company (amd. Ord. 451, subsection A of section 2)

5-2-1940

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1100

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company (Telephone and telegraph line)

5-21-1940

4-4-1969

1141

Defense Plant Corporation (Water mains)

12-16-1941

99 years

1160

Defense Plant Corporation (One Water Main)

7-7-1942

99 years

1360

Lake Shore Lines, Inc.

12-20-1949

12-12-1959

1481

Pacific Coast Railway Company (Side track)

4-20-1954

25 years

1544

City of Seattle (Water supply line)

5-1-1956

50 years

1590

Northern Pacific Railway Company

1-22-1957

25 years

1690

James Gotti doing business as Jim’s Garbage Disposal

6-1-1957

5 years

1775

Henry C. Hardebeck doing business as Bryn Mawr Disposal Company

6-1-1959

5 years

1952

Bryn Mawr Disposal Company, Inc.

4-23-1962

5 years

1970

James Gotti claims business as Jim’s Garbage Disposal

8-6-1962

5 years

1987

Washington Natural Gas Company

10-8-1962

25 years

2095

Washington Disposal Company, Inc.

3-1-1964

5 years

2096

Bryn Mawr Disposal Company, Inc.

5-1-1964

5 years

2102

Valley Disposal Company

7-27-1964

39 months plus 120 days

2120

Olympic Pipeline Company

11-2-1964

25 years

2157

Holert Electric, Inc. assigned to Northwest Cablevision, Inc.

5-1-1965

9-16-1965

5 years

2197 amd. 2264

William Monson

Coaxial Cable

2-1-1964

8-15-1966

5 years

2248

Colorcable Inc.

Coaxial Cable Subscriber System

6-20-66

10 years

2398

Pacific Coast R.R. Company

5-6-1968

25 years

2410

Valley Disposal, Inc.

6-10-1968

5 years

2428

Puget Sound Power & Light Company

8-7-1968

30 years

2466

Clearview T.V. Cable, Inc.

2-10-1969

5 years

2534

El Paso Natural Gas

1-5-1970

10 years

3036

Clearview T.V. Cable, Inc.

2-1-1974

38 months

3137

CATV Ordinance

5-16-1977

15 years

3154

CATV Ordinance, Clearview T.V.

9-12-1977

15 years

3155

CATV Ordinance, Teleprompter Corporation

9-12-1977

15 years

3472

Northwest Pipeline Corporation

10-16-1980

10 years

3501

Northwest Pipeline Corporation

1-12-1981

10 years

3554

amd. 3960

Belterra Development Corporation

(access to Cedar Ridge Residential Plat)

6-24-1981

35 years

3702

Cable TV amendment

1-17-1983

 

Res. 2497

Clearview T.V. Cable, Inc.,.

Transfer to Group W Cable

3-21-1983

 

3971

Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle-Metro (extension of franchise granted by Ord. 1879)

1-20-1986

20 years

Res. 2441

Northwest Cablevision, Inc. to reorganize into Teleprompter/Group W Cable, Inc.

3-15-1986

 

Res. 2641

TCI Cablevision

4-28-1986

 

Res. 2647

Group W Cable, sale of stock

6-16-1986

 

Res. 2692

Water District No. 107 water sewer lines granted in City rights of way

11-2-1987

25 years

4325

Washington Natural Gas

8-12-1991

25 years

4412

amd. 5453

amd. 5695

TCI Seattle, Inc. (CATV)

(Comcast)

(Comcast)

8-9-1993

4-6-09

10-14-13

15 years

9-13-2013

6-13-2014

4572

Olympic Pipeline Company

1-8-1996

10 years, with automatic 10-year increment renewals

4592

City of Tukwila

3-25-1996

 

4831

Level 3, LLC (Fiber Optics Cable)

2-21-2000

10 years

4846

Metromedia Fiber Network Services, Inc. (Broadband Digital Communications)

6-19-2000

10 years

4858

Puget Sound Energy, Inc.

9-11-2000

15 years

4863

McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc.

(Broadband Digital Communications)

9-25-2000

10 years

4895

Adelphia Business Solutions Operations Inc.

(Broadband Digital Communications)

3-12-2001

10 years

4896

XO Washington Inc. (Broadband Digital Communications)

3-12-2001

10 years

4906

Time Warner Telecom of Washington

(Broadband Digital Communications)

6-4-2001

10 years

5083

VoiceStream PCS III Corporation

6-14-2004

10 years

5160

Sprint Communications Company L.P.

10-17-2005

10 years

5497

Zayo Bandwidth Northwest, Inc.

11-16-2009

14 years

5618

Rabanco, Ltd. dba Allied Waste Services of Kent, Rabanco Companies and Sea Tac Disposal

10-1-2011

2-1-2017

5619

Fiorito Enterprises, Inc. and Rabanco Companies dba Kent-Meridian Disposal Company

10-1-2011

2-1-2017

5720

Comcast Cable Communication Management, LLC, and Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC

8-18-2014

10 years

5763

Astound Broadband, LLC, dba Wave

7-13-2015

10 years

5768

McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, LLC

9-28-2015

10 years

5787

Level 3 Communications, LLC

3-28-2016

10 years

5788

Olympic Pipeline Company

3-28-2016

10 years

5801

Rabanco, Ltd. dba Republic Services of Kent

2-1-2017

3-31-2027

5807

Sprint Communications Company L.P.

6-27-2016

10 years

5814

T-Mobile West LLC

8-8-2016

6-22-2024

5834

Puget Sound Energy, Inc.

4-3-2017

15 years

5845

MCImetro Access Transmission Services Corp. dba Verizon Access Transmission Services

6-12-2017

10 years