Communications Facility Attachments
Whether you are a communications company wanting to attach to hundreds of PUD poles throughout Lewis County, or a local business or government entity needing to attach to just a few specific poles along a specific route, the application process is the same. If you are a first time applicant for attachments with Lewis County PUD you will need to sign a Pole Attachment License Agreement prior to our approval of your application for specific attachments. The related documents below provide the license agreement, application, and field data sheet for the specific attachments you are requesting. Both need to be completed and returned to us for approval prior to placing any facilities on Lewis County PUD poles. Applications are approved in the order in which they are received (complete and substantially accurate).
Non-Communications Facility Attachments
Public agencies, civic, and charitable organizations qualify to make applications under this simplified process. Lewis County PUD recognizes that our poles make good supports for the installation of things like flower pots, flags, holiday decorations, and banners. In an effort to accommodate these types of “public interest” attachments while maintaining the safety of the utility workers and general public, we have created a simplified application process for these instances. The files below provide more detailed information on whom and what qualifies for a Non-Utility attachment under this simplified process, as well as an outline of the process, guidelines on installation, and the application to attach.
For additional information regarding any pole attachments, including questions on completing any application forms, please contact Lewis County PUD’s Utility Specialist Gary Duryea at (360) 740-2447.
It’s the Law
RCW 70.54.090 – Attachment of objects to utility poles – Penalty.
- It shall be unlawful to attach to utility poles any of the following: Advertising signs, posters, vending machines, or any similar object which presents a hazard to, or endangers the lives of, electrical workers. Any attachment to utility poles shall only be made with the permission of the utility involved, and shall be placed not less than twelve feet above the surface of the ground.
- A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.