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 persons with permanent disabilities up to 75 percent off their utility costs for water, wastewater and drainage.

There are two ways you may qualify:

  • If you pay a Bellevue utility bill directly, you may qualify for a rate reduction on your 2018 utility bills if your 2017 household income was $32,120 or less for one person, or $36,740 or less for two persons. Additional requirements apply. For complete program guidelines and application, see Utility Rate Relief Reduction Application Packet
  • If your utility costs have been paid through rent or other third party, you may qualify for a rate rebate check on 2017 utility costs if your 2016 household income was $31,400 or less for one person, or $35,910 or less for two persons. Additional requirements apply. For complete program guidelines and application, see Utility Rate Relief Rebate Application Packet.
NOTE: If you qualify for Utility Rate Relief, you automatically qualify for 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 contribute to the payment of city utility services and meet low-income guidelines. For complete program guidelines and application, see 2018 Utility Tax Relief Application Packet.

Applications must be received by City of Bellevue Utilities at downtown Bellevue City Hall by 4:00 p.m., PST, on Friday, November 16, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply early because the application process can take several weeks to complete. Late or incomplete applications cannot be processed. Tax Rebate checks are mailed to qualified applicants in late December 2018.

NOTE: If you were approved for the 2018 Utility Rate Relief Program described above, you do not need to complete this additional application. Approval in the 2018 Utility Rate Relief Program has already qualified you for the 2018 Tax Relief rebate

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