Utility Rate and Tax Relief

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.
  • 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 Feb. 1 – Oct. 31, 2019.

Applications and program guidelines are available below and must be received by Bellevue Utilities no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 31.

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 – Oct. 31, 2019. Applications will be available after April 1, and must be received by Bellevue Utilities no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2019.

Utility Tax Relief Program

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.
This program is open Oct 1 – Nov. 15, 2019.

Applications for this program will be available after Oct. 1, 2019 and must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Nov. 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 for up to 4 months of utility service 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.

 

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