NEW RESIDENTIAL UTILITY ACCOUNT

Opening a New Residential Utility Account 

Pursuant to section 50.33 (Am. Ord. 1978, passed 11-17-21)  of the City of Pembroke Pines Code of Ordinances in accordance with Ch. 50.08, new utility accounts can only be opened in the owner's name by the property owner or their designated representative. The security deposits for all new residential utility accounts shall be $100.  (click here to read Ordinance)
 
 The owner is fully responsible for all charges at the property until transferred to a new owner.

All new residential utility accounts require a completed, signed Utility Service Contract Application along with the following documentation: (click here for residential contract application)

 

  • At least one of the following: Settlement Statement (HUD), Closing Disclosure, Warranty Deed, Certificate of Title, or a copy of the ownership page from Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA) (We require signed copies of closing documents.)
  • Owner’s Valid Driver's license or government-issued photo ID with signature 
  • A Security Deposit of $100.00 will be applied to your first bill.

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If Application is Being Signed by Someone Other Than the Owner or If Property is Owned by a Business or a Bank:

  • Settlement Statement (HUD), Closing Disclosure, Warranty Deed, Certificate of Title, a copy of the ownership page from Broward County Property Appraiser (BCPA) or Sunbiz. (We require all closing documents to be signed by either the seller or buyer.)
  • Signed and notarized Power of Attorney (POA) document authorizing the person to sign on their behalf (the POA needs to be signed and notarized by the owner, authorized person on BCPA, and/or on Sunbiz)
  • Driver's license or government-issued photo ID with signature (We require an ID from the owner, (persons can be found using Sunbiz) and the Power of Attorney (POA).
  • $100 deposit (Payment must be in the form of cash, check, or money order.)

Please note: All security deposits are applied to the final bill, therefore, all balances are to be settled at closing between the seller/buyer before starting the new service.