Temporary Pole Policy
Effective January 2, 2013
Requirements of Customers Using Huntsville Utilities’ Temporary Poles:
1. A contract for temporary pole service will need to be completed. There will need to be one (1) contract per entity, contractor, builder, etc. This signed and dated contract will be kept on file at Huntsville Utilities. We will also accept a list of the people that you authorize to request temporary poles.
2. The deposit requirement is $200.00. If the pole is returned to Huntsville Utilities in acceptable condition, this deposit can be refunded once the final bill and fees have been deducted from it. In addition there is a one-time set-up fee of $70.00, a connection/installation fee of $115.00 and a monthly pole rental of $30.00.
To Request Service You May Do One of the Following:
1. You may come to the office of Huntsville Utilities and make a request, in person, sign the necessary documents, and pay the deposit and fees.
2. You may provide Huntsville Utilities with securities that can be maintained on file so that services can be requested by phone or fax. Once you have signed the contract and posted ample securities, you can make your request for service by phone at (256) 535-1317 or fax at (256) 535-1344. The fees will be billed to you and your securities will be used as long as they are adequate. You may provide securities in the form of cash, Irrevocable Letter of Credit or Security Bond.
If you choose to provide securities, please call our office at (256) 535-1317 to determine the amount of securities necessary for your business. You will need to provide us with an approximate number of temporary poles you will need at one time. The amount of your security will be based on $200.00 per temporary pole you have set.
Customers Using Their Own Temporary Poles:
If a customer uses their own temporary pole, we do not require a contract. However, there is a $100.00 deposit, a one-time set-up fee of $70.00 for each account, and a $50.00 connection/installation fee. The City of Huntsville Inspection Department requires that the pole be inspected and may charge an applicable fee to inspect the pole.
Non-Residential construction trailers require a $300.00 deposit. There is also a one-time set-up fee of $70.00 and a $50.00 connection/installation fee.