Billing Center

Billing statements are prepared and sent to be received by customers on the first of each month. Bills are due when rendered unless otherwise specified on the bill and may be paid with a variety options. The information below provides information about payment options and billing policies.

Payment Options Online
Bill View and Payment

You can view and pay your Clear Creek Communications statement online using a Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card. Once you register for an online account, you can enter the user name and password that you determine and view your account status including current and past statements. You will continue to receive a paper statement in the mail unless you elect not to. To sign up for your online account, click the My Services link located in the right corner of any page on the Clear Creek Communications Web site.

Credit Card Payments
Clear Creek Communications accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards for payment of your account. You have the option to:
Sign up to pay by credit card online (automatically)
Sign up to pay by credit card online (you authorize payment each month)
Stop by our Business Office to pay by credit or call our Business Office and give us your credit card information over the phone.

Easy-Pay
Call our Business Office to set up to pay your statement each month by automatic bank draft. All you need to do is give us your bank name and checking account number and we will take care of the rest. You will still receive a copy of your monthly statement, and the payment will automatically be made by a bank draft on the 15th of each month. The draft payment will appear on your bank statement. Download the Easy-Pay Application here.

Mail Your Payment to us or stop by our Business Office
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
Clear Creek Communications
18238 S Fischers Mill Road
Oregon City, OR 97045

A late charge of 1.5% per month is applied to all balances carried forward to the next monthly statement. Late charges still apply when special payment arrangements are made. A service charge of $20 will be charged to any customer who issues payment to the company which is drawn on an account that is closed or does not have sufficient funds to cover the payment. This includes checks, bank account withdrawals, and credit/debit cards.

Billing Policies
Service is provided on a month-to-month basis. Charges for service start the day service is installed. Monthly recurring rates are billed in advance. On demand and pay-per-view movies and events are billed in arrears. Billing statements itemize all services purchased.

Establishment Of Credit Credit
is extended to customers who meet any of the following criteria:
Customer has a satisfactory payment record with prior telephone, cable television or other utility service. Customer has a satisfactory guarantor to secure payment of the bill.
Customer provides a cash deposit to secure payment of the bill.
If satisfactory credit cannot be established, a deposit will be required. Clear Creek Communications may require an increase of the deposit held if conditions warrant.

Deposits
Deposits may be paid through arrangements, which are reasonable for the circumstances, as determined by Clear Creek Communications. Deposits are held for a minimum of twelve months. If the customer has made timely payments without any notices or interruption of service for nonpayment, the deposit will be credited to the customer's account at the end of one year. If timely payments are not made the deposit may be held for an additional twelve-month period. Simple interest will be paid on all deposits held and will be paid on a yearly basis at a rate determined by Clear Creek Communications.

Deposit Refund
When service is discontinued, deposits will be refunded after first being applied to any unpaid balance on the customer's account and after all Clear Creek Communications equipment is returned.

Billing Disputes
Clear Creek Communications will respond to a written billing dispute within thirty (30) days.

Disconnection For Non-Payment
As a courtesy, at least five days before service is disconnected for nonpayment, a written notice of disconnection will be provided to the customer. The notice will be mailed by first class mail to the last known address of the customer. The date of mailing will be at least five days before disconnection occurs.

Service will not be disconnected for nonpayment on a Friday, weekend, legal holiday, or on any other day on which service cannot be restored the same or following day.

If service is disconnected for nonpayment, the full account balance plus a reconnect charge must be received before service will be reconnected. A deposit or additional deposit amount may be required on accounts disconnected for nonpayment.

Adjustment of Bills
When an under or over billing occurs, Clear Creek Communications will provide notice to the customer detailing the circumstances, period of time, and amount of adjustment.

The over or undercharge will be computed back to the date of the error if the date can be fixed. In no event will the over or under billing be for more than six months usage.

Refunds
Any balance due the customer will be refunded within 60 days after service is terminated or after any Clear Creek Communications provided equipment is returned.

Franchise Authority
Clear Creek Communications has been granted a franchise to provide cable television. The franchise authority is:
Clackamas County Cable Communications
2051 Kaen Road Oregon City OR 97045
503.742.5903

Cable Television Signal Theft
Cable television signal theft is the illegal interception of cable programming services without the authorization of or payment to a cable system. Cable theft is a crime that is punishable by both financial penalty and jail time. See Telecom Act of 1996 (47 USC 553 and 605). If you are receiving cable television but have never been billed for it you are doing something illegal. There are two kinds of cable theft: active and passive. Active theft is when a person knowingly makes an illegal connection to the cable system or tampers with the equipment in order to obtain unauthorized services. For example, cutting into your neighbor's cable to get free service is theft. Passive theft is when a customer knowingly receives free services due to the unlawful connection of a previous homeowner. Even though passive theft is the result of an illegal past action, if you don't report it and receive the free service, it's still a crime.