New Construction Resources
Are you building your dream home, or relocating your electrical meter? Or are you a business owner who needs more electrical capacity? Seattle City Light provides a range of services for contractors and homeowners. These include service removals and connections (both temporary and permanent), line relocations and other infrastructure modifications.
A good place to start is with our "Requirements for Electrical Service Connections
", which details our basic service and metering requirements. Additional engineering standards and construction guidelines can be found here
Electric Service Representatives and Service Engineers
Our Electric Service Representatives and Service Engineers are available to provide information, answer your questions and help facilitate your project. To view a map of current service assignments, click here
Electric Service Applications and Guidelines
Once you've finalized your plans, the next step is to apply for a new or upgraded Electrical Service Connection.
(Adobe PDF, 683M)
Contains forms and guidelines for all types of Electrical Service Connection. The Application Form is available both in the Electric Service Application Package, and in MS Word format.
(PDF format, 1.07M)
(WORD format, 217M)
Modifications to Existing Projects:
To submit changes to the plans or drawings for current projects.
Service Request Change Order Form (PDF format, 40K)
(Adobe PDF, 683M)
A Motor Load Detail Worksheet must be submitted in writing when reduced starting current is required. For additional information, see Chapter 12, Motors and Special Loads in the Requirements for Electrical Service Connection (RESC).
Electrical Permitting Contacts by Municipality:
Contact the appropriate jurisdiction to obtain required permits prior to starting construction. City Light cannot make connections to our electrical service without approval by the electrical inspection jurisdiction of the area you are working in.