Disconnect and Reconnect Electric Service
If you need to de-energize overhead or underground fed electrical service for alterations or repairs, you can submit a request using the processes listed below.
You must have an Electrical Permit and pay a fee before scheduling a residential disconnect/reconnect. Requests for scheduled disconnects must provide Tacoma Power 10 business days. You can submit your request via our online permitting portal or by calling 253-502-8460.Online Permitting Portal
Tacoma Power Engineers evaluate commercial request needs and decide the means to disconnect the electrical service and the associated costs. You must submit a Commercial Scheduled Disconnect/Reconnect Form at least 10 business days in advance of the requested disconnect date. An Electrical Permit is required before scheduling a disconnect.Commercial Request Form
Disconnect for Tree Trimming or other Non-Electrical Work
To coordinate a disconnect for tree trimming or other non-electrical work, call 253-502-8729 at least 10 business days in advance.
Please note the following:
- Meter Tampering or Self-Connections
Meter tampering occurs, when there is unauthorized removal of a meter or meter seal, per Tacoma Municipal Code 12.06.140. Disconnecting or reconnecting of service conductors shall not be performed by anyone other than an authorized Tacoma Power representative. In cases where meter tampering or self-connections occur, the customer is responsible for fees or charges related to investigations, inspections, or billing.
- Apply for an electrical permit