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New Electrical Services

For new electrical service within the Downtown Tacoma Network, please fill out a Downtown Area Electrical Service Application. To find out if your service is located within the Downtown Network, review the Downtown Network Area map.

For new electrical service outside the Downtown Tacoma Network:New Electrical Services

Not sure whether your project is to be served by Tacoma Power? Check out the following Tacoma Power Service Area map.

Please review current Electrical Construction Standards.

Electrical Service Application Apply for an electrical permit

Project timeline estimates

Depending on the complexity of your project, we estimate timelines for service completion remain weeks or even months longer than before the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize these delays and extended timelines produce cascading impacts for our customers and sincerely regret any inconveniences created.

Below are the estimated times required for each phase of the application process. These timelines may vary due to project complexity.

Service Removal
  • Application process: 4 weeks
  • Engineering: 1 week
  • Service connections: 2 weeks
Disconnect/Reconnect - Complex

Scheduled outage with crew

  • Application process: 4 weeks
  • Engineering: 2 weeks
  • Service connections: 2 weeks
Temporary Power - Simple

Existing SSB, overhead, 320A or less

  • Application process: 4 weeks
  • Engineering: 1 week
  • Service connections: 1 week
Temporary Power - Complex

New SSB or transformer

  • Application process: 4 weeks
  • Engineering: 4 weeks
  • Service connections: 4 weeks
New/Upgraded Service

UGP/OH

  • Application process: 4 weeks
  • Engineering: 4 weeks
  • Service connections: 2 weeks
New Service Line Extensions, Plat Development, OH or UG
  • Application process: 4 weeks
  • Engineering: 8 weeks
  • Service connections: 4 weeks
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