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Leasing of Government Property for Siting of Telecommunications Facilities

This page provides examples of lease agreements of government property for siting of telecommunications facilities and related documents in Washington State.

It is part of MRSC's series on Telecommunications.

Examples of Lease Agreements

Examples of Ordinances and Resolutions

  • Redmond Resolution No. 1042 (1997) - Establishes a filing fee for a lease application for locating telecommunications facilities on city property
  • Seattle Ordinance No. 118737 - Authorizes the use of city real and personal property for the siting of wireless telecommunications facilities. Exhibit A of the ordinance is a model site agreement which is quite thorough, passed 09/29/1997

Examples of Application Forms and Requirements

Recommended Resources

  • Spiegel & McDiarmid LLP: Federal Law Issues Relating to Wireless Facilities Leases on Municipal Property (2014) - Written by Tillman L. Lay and Jessica R. Bell for the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Spring 2014 Conference
  • Wireless Facilities on Public Property: Issues and Terms (1997), prepared by Robin Stice and Kelly Snyder of Roth-Hill Engineering Partners, Inc., Bellevue, WA. This brief study includes data showing the compensation paid to Washington cities for locating wireless telecommunications equipment on city property or buildings. Because of the graphs and small lettering, this document is not available electronically. Paper copies are available to Washington city and county officials by request.

Last Modified: March 06, 2023