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).
For additional information regarding any pole attachments, including questions on completing any application forms, please contact Lewis County PUD’s Utility Specialist Jonathan Cox at (360) 740-2424 or email email@example.com.
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.