Seattle City Light Right of Way Encroachments

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Tierra was contracted by Seattle City Light to remove encroachments on its assets and lands. SCL is a public agency and must enforce a consistent land use policy that assures continuous and safe electric utility operations for their customers and the public.

SCL requires unlimited, 24/7/365 access to all portions of its property, as well as compensation for the use of its land. SCL monitors and inventories encroachments periodically, including visiting properties and documenting field conditions. To clear encroachments, Tierra established permit or easement rates; set up case files; verified ownership, permit, or easements; obtained recorded surveys; and researched the history of over 300 encroachments. We also performed site visits, photographed properties, and communicated with encroachers to clear encroachments or obtain permits for use.