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 of the programs. 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.
If you are applying for the first time, or if it has been more than a year since you last qualified for the program (2017 or before), you MUST schedule an application appointment by calling 425-452-5285 and apply in person.
- If you qualified for this program in 2018, 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 2019 utility bills.
This program is open February 1 – October 31, 2019.
Applications and program guidelines are available below and must be received by Bellevue Utilities no later than 4 p.m. on October 31, 2019.
2019 Utility Rate Discount Guidelines and Application
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Utility Rate Rebate
If your utility costs have been paid through rent or other third party, you may qualify for a rebate check on 2018 utility costs. This program is open April 1 – October 31, 2019. Applications will be available after April 1, and must be received by Bellevue Utilities no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2019.
2019 Utility Rate Rebate Guidelines and Application
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Utility Tax Relief Program
This program provides utility occupation tax relief to low-income households within the Bellevue service area in the form of a rebate check from utility occupation taxes paid to the City which will be issued in December 2019. This program is open October 1 – November 15, 2019.
Applications and program guidelines will be available October 1 and must be received by Bellevue Utilities no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 15, 2019.
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 $280 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 (CRC) cannot be waived.