Leasing State Trust Lands for Communications Sites
Washington’s state trust lands provide many ideal locations for communications towers—hilltops and mountaintops throughout many parts of Washington State. Our Communication Site Program includes 100 wireless telecommunication sites and represents a diversity of prime locations serving the large population centers of the Puget Sound lowlands, Spokane and the Tri Cities. In addition, sites that provide ideal coverage for rural and urban populations are located across the state. The program leases sites for new communication facilities, and for co-locating within DNR-managed facilities. The 3 million acres of state trust lands managed by DNR represent many different types of opportunities for private and public entities to establish new communications sites as well as expand existing sites.
Communication Sites Listed By County
We publish a ‘Lease Rent Schedule’ each year that details facility and land lease rents, and lists DNR communications site managers for each of our regions, as well as site class and rent determination. Please contact us for information concerning DNR wireless communications sites opportunities and questions about our current program.
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
The rate booklet for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 is being reviewed. For FY 2015 an increase of 3% will be added to all rates from the July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 rate booklet, except for a 6% increase applied to all tower appurtenances on DNR owned towers.
Leasehold tax, power fees, and road use fees are separate calculations.