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Managing utility services well in advance of a moving date will ensure a smooth transition as well as help keep your mind at ease.
Here are some guidelines to follow when disconnecting services and starting up new ones:

Have a final reading of gas, electric, and water meters (these are often conducted by a utility company and/or the community). Be sure to keep a copy of the bill or report.


Collect any refunds or utility deposits, and pay any outstanding bills.  Many times accounts have cancellation fees, so additional charges can occur.


Since gas, electric, phone, and cable companies have their own service change policies, it’s best to contact their customer service departments two weeks prior to moving.


Keep contacts from your previous address on file (neighbors, contractors, etc.) should you need this information in the future – or for tax purposes.


To avoid late fees and unforeseen credit circumstances, provide companies with a forwarding address where they can send final invoices.


Water, trash removal, recycling, and sewer services can be arranged with your new city or town. In many cases, garbage and recycling pickup is included in property taxes.

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