Before you build – Residential Electric Service

Step 1: Application for New Service

To establish new service at a location (see service territory map) that does not have an existing meter, and you are not a current URE member, you are required to complete a New Member Application.

Step 2: Complete the New Home Construction Questionnaire

The New Home Construction Questionnaire will provide specific information about your energy needs. Before speaking with a URE member service representative, please review the list of questions you will be asked. The information requested must be completed before an appointment with an engineer can be scheduled.

Step 3: Meet with the Field Engineer

Buildings and property lines must be staked prior to any meeting in the field with an engineer. Prior to the meeting in the field, members must provide the URE office with a copy of the Grantor’s Deed. This document will contain: Recorder Instrument Number, Permanent Parcel Number, and Address with Acres.

The engineer will cover a number of items during the meeting including:

  • Service routes/Meter locations
  • Easements
  • Tree trimming
  • Member responsibilities
  • Temporary construction
  • CIAC (Contributions In Aid of Construction)

Step 4: Engineering the Project

During the engineering phase – construction drawings are prepared. The engineer will gather information about existing and planned facilities. Service routes and easements requirements will be determined and site conditions will be discussed. If CIAC is required, an invoice will be sent to the member.

Step 5: Member Responsibilities

If an easement is needed, notarized signatures will be required. If CIAC is needed, payment in full will be required before construction of electric facilities is scheduled. In addition, a final passing County inspection number must be provided.

Step 6: Construction

Failure to meet the above requirements will delay construction. There may be additional construction responsibilities that must be completed (e.g., tree trimming) before work is scheduled.

Construction specifications can be found on our Document Library page.