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Utilities

Utility Discount Program

The Utility Discount Program (UDP) offers eligible customers a 60% discount on their Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on their Seattle Public Utilities bill.

Seattle City Light

On average, recipients save:

$100 / Month

To apply, it may take you about:

2 Hours

The average response time is about:

4 to 6 Weeks

How it works


Step 1: Check your eligibility for UDP using the 2018 Eligibility Requirements below.

Step 2: Complete your UDP application (see “How to Apply” for an application form).

Step 3: Mail your application to: Utility Discount Program

Step 4: UDP will contact you to complete the application process. 

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  • You are the homeowner or renter; if a landlord pays all utilities, qualifying low-income tenants may still be eligible for utility financial help.

  • You have a Seattle City Light and/or Seattle Public Utilities bill in your name.

  • Your total household income in the one-month prior to applying matches the table below:

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    1$2812
    2$3677
    3$4542
    4$5407
    5$6272
    6$7137
    7$7299
    8$7462
    9$7624
    10$7786

Stuff you'll need


  • Income documentation for everyone 18 years and older living in your household

  • Identification for everyone 18 years and older living in your household

Questions?


Call: (206) 684-0268

How to apply


You can apply for the Utility Discount Program in-person or by mail by filling out the online application form first. If you need staff assistance, walk-in hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00-10:00 am and 1:30-3:30 pm, except holidays. If you don't need staff assistance, completed applications can be dropped off Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

Apply online:

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Printable application form:

Printable application here

Apply by email:

UDP@seattle.gov

Apply by mail:

Utility Discount Program - 810 3rd Ave, Suite 440

Seattle, WA 98104

Apply by phone:

(206) 684-0268

Apply in-person

Apply in person at Utility Discount Program, 810 3rd Ave, Suite #440, Seattle, WA 98104. If you need staff assistance, walk-in hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00-10:00 am and 1:30-3:30 pm, except holidays. If you don't need staff assistance, completed applications can be dropped off Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-4:00 pm.

Apply by fax:

(206) 621-5012