City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 10
Chapter 10.43
Section 10.43.030

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Division II. License Code

Chapter 10.43 Telephone and Telegraph Construction

Section 10.43.030 Location of Equipment

  1. At all times, subject to the direction of the director of engineering services, the utility must locate its poles, conduits, pipes, manholes and other appliances so as to not unreasonably interfere with existing public or private utility facilities or trees, shrubbery or improvements on abutting property.
  2. In the downtown area and in other areas where utilities are, or are expected to be, underground, the director may require communication facilities to be installed underground.

Date Passed: Monday, June 4, 2007

Effective Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2007

ORD C34041 Section 1 (Recodification)