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Franchise Underground Utility Work

Right of Way Use Permit (TJ)

Please Note: The following are the materials, fees and timeline that typically apply to an application of this type. This information is a general guide and should not be used as a substitute for current codes and regulations. Before applying for a permit, contact Permit Processing (425-452-4898 or permittech@bellevuewa.gov) with your project details to verify that this is the correct application type and for any other submittal information.

Submittal Chart

For definitions, numbers of copies to submit, and other important information.

Right of Way Use Permit

CALL (1-800-424-5555) 48 hours before you dig.  “It’s the law.”  RCW 19.122

Submittal Description Sheets

Franchise Underground Utility Work:  Underground work in the right of way by utilities franchised by the city or state or by those having an existing Right of Way Use Agreement (i.e., cellular sites or fiber optic service providers).  Includes all activities that require cutting, boring, or excavating into the ground surface and/or subgrade.


Franchise Utility Only Right of Way Use Permit Application
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Right of Way Use Permits 

Target Processing Timeline

14 Calendar Days

Actual Processing Timeline
(updated weekly)

Right of Way Use Permit (TJ)


Contact Information

Permit Processing
450 110th Ave NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-4898, Assistance for the hearing impaired: dial 711
E-mail: PermitTech@bellevuewa.gov
Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays (Wednesday, 10-4)

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