Rights-of-Way Across State-owned Lands
A ‘right-of-way’ must be granted when a party wishes to have the right to cross the property of a landowner. This includes lands owned by the state and managed by the state Department of Natural Resources. DNR grants rights-of-way across state-owned lands, although most rights-of-way are for roads and utilities, or other uses that benefit the public in some way.
State-owned Trust Lands
See information and contacts for requests for rights-of-way across state trust lands, which are managed to provide revenue to the state's public schools, universities and other trust beneficiaries.
State-Owned Aquatic Lands
See information and contacts regarding rights-of-way or easements across state-owned aquatic lands — the bedlands of Puget Sound, Hood Canal and the coast, many tidelands and beaches; and navigable lakes and rivers across the state.