• Utility Rate and Tax Relief

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    The City of Bellevue has several programs to help low-income persons living within the service area of Bellevue Utilities. Check below to see if you qualify for any. For more information, please call 425-452-5285 or email UtilityRelief@bellevuewa.gov.

    Utility Rate Relief

    The City of Bellevue offers low–income seniors (62 and older) and low–income persons with permanent disabilities a discount on their basic utility costs for water, wastewater and drainage. Customers must meet specific residency and income guidelines.

    Customers who are receiving home kidney dialysis treatments may qualify for a discount on the water and wastewater required to provide those medical treatments without an income requirement.

    • You may return your application by email to UtilityRelief@bellevuewa.gov  or by mail to:

      City of Bellevue/Utilities Customer Service
      P.O. Box 90012
      Bellevue, WA 98009-9012

    Utility Rate Discount

    If you pay a Bellevue utility bill, you may qualify for a rate reduction on your utility bills. This program is open February 1 – October 30, 2020.

    Applications and program guidelines are available below and must be received by Bellevue Utilities no later than 4 p.m. on October 30, 2020.

    2020 Utility Rate Discount Guidelines and Application

    Translated 2020 Utility Rate Discount Guidelines and Application (for reference only):

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    Utility Rate Rebate

    If your utility costs have been paid through rent or another third party, you may qualify for a rebate check on prior year utility costs. Applications for this program will be available after April 1, 2020.

    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 contribute to the payment of city utility services and meet low-income guidelines. Applications for this program will be available after Oct. 1, 2020.

    Note: If you qualify for Utility Rate Relief, you automatically qualify for Utility Tax Relief.

    Emergency Assistance Program

    If you pay a Bellevue utility bill directly and are not eligible for the Utility Rate Discount Program, you may qualify for a 100 percent discount on a basic level of service (benefit not to exceed $289 per bill) for up to 2 bills (4 months) of utility service charges* if you are experiencing a one-time financial shock that interferes with your household’s ability to cover basic needs.

    There are no age or disability requirements. Certain residency and income requirements must be met. This assistance is available to customer once every 3 years. Please call 425-452-5285  to schedule an appointment and request an application.

    *Some charges, such as capital recovery charges, cannot be waived.