Incentives for Rental Properties
Utilities are one of the largest controllable costs for rental properties. If you own or manage a rental, Tacoma Power has programs to help you reduce operating costs, improve energy efficiency, boost profits and save your tenants some money on their energy bills.
- Offers for properties with up to four units
For rental properties with one to four units, we offer loans, rebates, contractor discounts, and in-store deals for energy efficient upgrades like heating & cooling systems, insulation, windows, water heaters, thermostats, and more. Take a look at all the offers and products we have for residential properties here.
If you decide to proceed with a project that has one to four units, use this form: Residential programs application (up to 4 units).
- Rebates for properties with five or more units
For rental properties with five or more units, we offer rebates on insulation, windows, water heaters, and common-area lighting. Learn more here.
- Financing for rental properties serving income-qualified tenants
If you own or manage a rental property with one to four units that serves income-qualified tenants, we’ll pay between 30% and 100% of the project costs to upgrade the property’s insulation, heating & cooling systems, windows, duct sealing, thermostats, and water heaters. Learn more here.
Help Getting Started
If you’re not sure where to start, we offer these free services to help you determine what’s right for your property:
- Energy use assessments
- Project recommendations
- Assistance with incentive applications
- Quality assurance inspections
- Access to contractors who are familiar with our incentive programs
Call our energy advisors at 253-502-8363.
Property Management Tools
If you own or manage a rental property, you can manage your water and electricity services all in one place with TPU’s Property Manager website.
- Property Manager website
It also allows you or your designated agent to:
- Access current tenants name and move-in date
- View pending move-in and move out activity
- Complete move-in and move-out requests
- View account summaries by unit addresses, including owner balances
- View pending service order information
- Receive email confirmation of your transactions
- Contact TPU’s Business Solutions Office directly
This website does not provide financial information about your tenants; only the details listed above.
If you live within the City of Tacoma, your bill also includes fees for Environmental Services (solid waste, recycling, wastewater and surface water). TPU does not manage these services but we do consolidate the separate charges into one utility bill for your convenience. These services cannot be managed through the Property Manager website, so please contact the City of Tacoma with questions about solid waste, recycling, wastewater and surface water.
Website Registration Requirements
To register for the Property Manager website, you must first have an active Landlord Service Continuation Agreement (LSCA) with us. This ensures utility services remain active and billed to the owner while the property or rental unit is vacant.
As part of the agreement, you or your agent agrees to notify us when occupancy changes in a unit and before the sale of a property listed in a LSCA agreement.
How to Register
To request access to the Property Manager website, download, print and complete the Property Manager Access Agreement. To submit it to us, please scan and email it to email@example.com or mail it to:
Property Manager Access Team
Tacoma Public Utilities
3628 S. 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409
Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive an email with instructions for using the website.Login Here
If you have questions about the Property Manager website, please contact our Business Solutions Office at 253-502-8606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.