While Independence is a small community in terms of population it boasts big-city infrastructure, including modern water and sewer systems and a high-speed fiber-to-the-home telecommunication utility. MINET Fiber, which is owned by Independence and neighboring Monmouth, provides high-speed internet, television and phone services at a level of quality that meets or exceeds the major providers.

Housing Rehabilitation Loans

Polk County homeowners may qualify for a low-interest loan (2%-4% annual interest) to make necessary repairs, upgrades, and additions to their homes. For information, please see the Polk Community Development Corporation website.

Local Utility Services

Service Provider Address Phone
Broadband Internet, Telephone & Television MINET 405 N. Hogan Rd
Monmouth, OR 97361
Electricity Pacific Power 825 NE Multnomah
Portland, OR 97232
Monmouth Power & Light 401 N Hogan Road,
Monmouth, OR 97361
Gas NW Natural 3123 Broadway NE
Salem, OR
Garbage Brandt’s Sanitary 158 S. Pacific Ave.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Newspaper Itemizer-Observer 147 SE Court St.
Dallas, OR 97338
Telephone Century Link 1-800-244-1111 or


Charter Charter 484 NE Bovard Rd
Dallas, OR 97338
Water & Sewer City of Independence 555 South Main St.
Independence, OR 97351
Post Office US Postal Service 216 S. 2nd Street
Independence, OR 97351
DMV Dallas DMV 514 E. Ellendale
Dallas, OR 97338
503-945-7942 (Drive Test Appts.)