Existing Franchise Agreements

Utility operators with an unexpired franchise agreement in effect and in good standing as of the effective date of Chapter 51 will be upheld for the remainder of the term of that franchise agreement. 

For more information about current franchise agreements in Lake Oswego, see the table below. Links are included for full access to currently enacted agreements, as well as customer service information. Please note that maintenance or repair requests should be directed to the utility that owns the infrastructure.

Provider Type of Utility Franchise Fee Link to Agreement Expiration of Franchise Agreement Notes & Inquiries
Portland General Electric (PGE) Electric 3.5% of revenues Ordinance 2610 January 23, 2023 For streetlight issues, please call Lake Oswego Public Works at 503-635-0280. All other power issues should be directed towards PGE at 503-464-7777.
CenturyLink Telecom 4.3% of revenues Ordinance 2126 Expired  
Republic Services Solid Waste – Trash Hauling 5.0% of revenues Ordinance 2600 December 13, 2022 Customer Service: 503-636-3011
Comcast (MACC)* Cable 5% of revenues Ordinance 2681 June 30, 2025 Customer Service for reporting problems with utility lines, cabinets: 1-888-824-8264
Frontier (MACC)* Cable 5% of revenues Ordinance 2486 April 3, 2022
Customer Service: 1-877-462-8188
CenturyLink (MACC)* Cable 5% of revenues Ordinance 2686 December 21, 2020
Customer Service: 1-800-244-1111
Verizon Telecom 4.3% of revenues Ordinance 2484 April 17, 2022

Customer Service to report problems with lines or boxes: 1-800-837-4966

Northwest Natural Gas
Natural Gas
3.0% of revenues Ordinance 2565 January 13, 2021 Customer Service: 503-226-4211

Electric Lightwave
Telecom 5.0% of revenues or $1,500 per quarter, whichever is greater. Ordinance 2564 December 31, 2020 Provides fiber services.
NewPath (Crown Castle) Telecom 5.0% of revenues, $10,000 minimum
Ordinance 2519
Expired Provides data acquisition system utility services.
TW Telecom
Telecom

5.0% of revenues or $1,500 per quarter, whichever is greater.

Ordinance 2489
Expired Provides fiber services.

Wave Broadband (Astound)
Telecom 5.0% of revenues or $1,500 per quarter, whichever is greater.
Ordinance 2693
December 17, 2025 Provides internet, phone and TV services.

CBX – Clackamas County Fiber

Telecom
$0, fiber use by the City.
Ordinance 2691
August 4, 2025 Constructing a dark fiber line in the City.

*MACC – The Metropolitan Area Communications Commission negotiates cable agreements for several cities in the Portland area, including Lake Oswego.