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Seattle City Light LARRY WEIS, General Manager and CEO
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Open or Close Account

Seattle City Light offers four methods to open or close an account.
  1. By Phone
    • 206.684.3000
    • Toll Free: 1.800.862.1181
    • TTY: 206.684.3225

  2. Online
  3. By FAX
    • Open New Account: print and fax the completed form to 206.684.3347.

  4. By US Mail
    • Open New Account: print and mail the completed form to

      Seattle City Light
      Customer Service Center
      700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3300
      P.O. Box 34023
      Seattle WA 98124-4023.
Whichever method you choose to open or close your City Light account, you must also select a Meter Reading option.

Option A. You may ask City Light for a Meter Reading. A minimum of three days advance notice is required to schedule the reading. A $33.00 fee will be added to your account. Please call 206.684.3000 to schedule the reading.

Option B. You may ask City Light for a free estimate of your Meter Reading.

Option C. You may provide your own Meter Reading, using the picture on the form. How To Read Your Meter

If you are opening an account, your first bill will include a $23.00 account service charge.

Another Option to Consider:
  • Budget Billing Plan where you average payment for your winter and summer electric bills over the year; you can apply for the Budget Billing Plan with the online form.
To apply over the phone or for more information, please call 206.684.3345 or 206.684.3000.

Under the federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act, Seattle City Light is required to obtain proof of identification when a customer establishes a new account. For more information about the FACT Act, please see our list of frequently asked questions and their answers here.

Project SHARE

If times are good for you, you can make an online, tax deductible contribution to Project Share. Your gift will help pay utility bills for someone less fortunate.
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    700 5th Avenue
    Suite 3200
    P.O. Box 34023
    Seattle, WA 98124-4023

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