Utility Rate and Tax Relief
The City of Bellevue has two programs to help low–income persons living within the service area of Bellevue Utilities. Check below to see if you qualify for one or both programs. For more information, please call 425-452-5285.
Utility Rate Relief
The City of Bellevue offers low–income seniors (62 and older) and low–income permanently disabled persons relief on their utility costs for water, wastewater and drainage.
Rate Relief offers up to 75 percent off utility costs for seniors and permanently disabled persons who meet specific residency and income guidelines. The form of relief and household income guidelines depend on how utility costs are paid:
Applications must be received by City of Bellevue Utilities at Bellevue City Hall by 4 p.m. PST, on Friday, October 31, 2014.. Applicants are encouraged to apply early because the application process can take six to eight weeks to complete. Late or incomplete applications cannot be processed.
NOTE: If you qualify for the 2014 Utility Rate Relief Program, you automatically qualify for the Utility Tax Relief described below.
Utility Tax Relief
Bellevue’s Tax Relief Program offers a year-end rebate check for a portion of the Utility Occupation Taxes paid to the city. This program is open to persons living in the service area of Bellevue Utilities that meet low–income guidelines. For complete program guidelines and application, see 2014 Utility Tax Rebate Application Packet.
Applications must be received by Bellevue Utilities at City Hall by 5 p.m. PST, on Thursday, November 20, 2014. Applicants are encouraged to apply early because the application process can
take 3-4 weeks to complete. Late or incomplete applications cannot be processed.
NOTE: If you have already been qualified for the 2014 Utility Rate Relief Program described above, you do not need to complete this application. You automatically qualify for the 2014 Utility Tax Reliel.