Franchise Agreement

FEE $500

1.What is a franchise agreement?

A franchise agreement is an agreement between Grant County and a property owner or utility company that allows the installation of a utility (i.e. waterline or power line, etc.) inside a County right-of-way.

2.Who asks for a franchise agreement?

Typically a utility company or a property owner who wants to install a private water, private electrical, private sewer line, etc., over or along a Grant County road, will ask.

3.Who decides if a franchise agreement is to be issued?

The Board of County Commissioners decides this, after a public hearing on the request.

4.How long does it take to process a franchise agreement?

The process generally takes 60 days.

5.How much does it cost?
  • $150 for the Franchise Recording Fee with check made out to BOCC
  • $500 for the Franchise Processing Fee with check made out to Public Works