Start Service

Residents can sign-up for utility service by visiting the City of Modesto Customer Services Division located at 1010 10th Street, Suite 2100, or by phone at (209) 577-5395. 
 
To Start service you will need the following: 

  • Service Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Valid California Driver's License or ID
  • Date of Birth
  • If Owner - Ownership Papers (Grant Deed or Final Escrow Settlement Statement)
  • If Renter - Lease/Rental Agreement
  • Deposit: Residential $200, Commercial (based on average monthly billing of location)  
  • Contact information (phone numbers, mailing address, etc. Please Note: If the service is off at the location, the sign-up process must be completed before 3 p.m. to have service restored the same day