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Residential Service




Is a Deposit Required?

Whether you have to pay a deposit depends on:
• Your payment record, if you have had service with CEMC.
• Your credit check, if you have not previously had service with us.CEMC uses Online Credit Exchange to provide a credit evaluation unique to utilities, the deposit decision is based on the risk evaluation. It is a “soft” inquiry and does not affect your credit score.
•The amount will be two times the average bill at location or a minimum of $150 if no billing history at location
• May be paid over the phone with credit/debit card
• May be paid in the District office with cash, money order or check payable to CEMC, or credit/debit card .



How long is the deposit held?

On residential services the security deposit is refunded after 36 months with no late payments or refunded on the final bill if the member moves out of our service area. On commercial and industrial services the security deposit is held until the account is closed.



If I move do I have to pay another deposit?

We will transfer your deposit to your new location provided service can be disconnected within 3 days at the former location. Past due balances must be paid upon transfer.



What are the Service Charge and Membership Fees for new service?

The service charge in the amount of $45.00 is for setting up your account. A $10 membership fee, regardless of number of meters, will be required of each individual receiving service from CEMC. The fee is refunded when the individual no longer has service with CEMC. More cost information is below:

New Home

CEMC Fees and Service Charges
Membership Fee* $10.00
Deposit $150.00 minimum or two times average bill at location
OR “Guaranty In Lieu of Deposit”
OR “An acceptable score via credit risk evaluation by credit reporting service”
OR SEDS Agreement (available only to the military)
Service Charge During Hours: $45 After Hours: $100
Trip Charge: $25
Meter Base ** $45 (200 amp); $100 additional charge if underground.
Reconnects between 10PM and 7AM will be subject to a reconnect fee of $260
*Existing customers may transfer Membership & Deposit.
** Electrical permit must be presented to purchase meter base

Deputy State Electrical Inspector Fees
Inspection Permit for 61 through 200 ampere service $27.00
Each rough-in inspection $27.00
Inspection of a dwellings heating and/or cooling system $27.00

Temporary Service for Construction Purposes
CEMC Fees and Service Charges
Membership Fee* $10.00
Service Charge $85.00 (non refundable)
*Members may have multiple temporary services assigned to one Membership fee or may assign temporary to an existing Membership.

Deputy State Electrical Inspector Fees
Inspection Permit for 31 through 60 ampere service $27.00



Mobile Home

When mobile home is on location, call CEMC to make appointment with engineer.

CEMC Fees and Service Charges
Membership Fee* $10.00
Deposit $150.00 minimum, or two times average bill at location
OR “Guaranty In Lieu of Deposit”
OR “An acceptable score via credit risk evaluation by credit reporting service”
OR SEDS Agreement (available only to the military)
Service Charge $45.00 (non refundable)
Meter Base ** $45.00 (200 amp); $100 additional charge if underground
*Existing customers may transfer Membership & Deposit.
** Electrical permit must be presented to purchase meter base



Deputy State Electrical Inspector Fees
Inspection Permit for 61 through 200 ampere service $27.00