How to Change the Name on a Utility Bill

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Utility services, such as electric, gas and water, are typically billed to the homeowner or tenant of a rental property. If you are moving or experience a change in your living situation, you may need to change the name on your utility bills. Generally, this is done through the supplier of each specific utility service.

Name Change Process

  • Name changes also include adding or removing an indivudal from the utility account. Contact the utility provider for information on how to make the name change official. You will likely need to provide certain information such as the account number, address, phone number, current names on the account and the Social Security number of the new person going on the account. The utility company will also need to know the date when the change should be made active in their systems so that the bills are addressed to the right person. Some utility providers run a credit check on anyone new being added to the account.

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