Utilities

Utility Discount Program

The Utility Discount Program (UDP) allows income-eligible residential customers to access heavily discounted utilities. The UDP offers a 60% discount on Seattle City Light bills and a 50% discount on Seattle Public Utilities bills. Utility customers can use the Online Enrollment Form (https://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/services-and-programs/affordability-and-livability/utility-discount-program) to apply for UDP. The application process can be completed fully online, including uploading any required documentation.

Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities

How it works


Step 1: Check your eligibility for UDP using the 2022 Eligibility Requirements below.

Step 2: Complete the UDP Online Enrollment Form.

Step 3: Your application will be reviewed and processed by UDP.

Step 4: If your application meets the eligibility requirements, your household will be enrolled in UDP. Please note that the discount may take up to two billing cycles to appear on your bill.

Step 5: You may be contacted if there are questions about your application.

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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 most recent full month prior to applying matches the table below:
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1$3281
2$4290
3$5300
4$6309
5$7319
6$8328
7$8518
8$8707
9$8896
10$9086

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


First-time applicants can apply for the Utility Discount Program by completing the UDP online enrollment form. If you are renewing your enrollment in UDP, call (206) 624-0268. In an effort to protect the health of our communities and service providers, there will be no-walk-in hours during the duration of the COVID-19 Civil Emergency.

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Apply by phone:

(206) 684-0268

Apply in-person

In an effort to protect the health of our communities and service providers, there will be no-walk-in hours during the duration of the COVID-19 Civil Emergency. First-time applications can be submitted via the UDP Online Enrollment Form (https://civiform.seattle.gov/programs/utility-discount-program-extended) or by phone by calling (206) 684-0268.

Apply by fax:

(206) 621-5012