Which Applications Do I Need to Start Service?
Residential Application: Starting service in your name at an existing residence.
New Service Installation (Residential): Installing new electrical service for new construction or yard light.
Commercial Application: Starting service under a business name, starting service at an existing commercial building.
New Service Installation (Commercial): Installing commercial-sized electrical service for new construction or streetlight.
Service Applications & Requests
Service Installation Forms
- Ocean Shores Residential Fee Schedule (PDF)
- You can also view the Ocean Shores Residential Fee Schedule on our Customer Rates/Fees page
Technical Standards for Your Home & Business
- Standards for Overhead Residential Service (PDF)
- Standards for Underground Residential Service (PDF)
- Standards for Primary and Secondary Service Trenching (PDF)
- Standards for Post Mount Underground Temp Service & Permanent Service Less Than 200 Amp (PDF)
- Post Mounted Overhead Temp and Permanent Services (PDF)
- Underground Manufactured-Mobile Home Service (PDF)
Electrical Service Installation Guide
Complete an Application for Electric Service in person or online. This information should provide the PUD with all the pertinent information. All applications must include a 911 service address. Customer must contact Customer Service Department to set up an electrical account for billing. An online Utility Exchange will be submitted or a deposit is required. For more information call (360) 532-4220 or (800) 562-7726. A detailed plot may be needed.
Engineer will make field inspection to obtain information for work sketch and cost estimate. Engineer may contact customer to make an appointment if necessary.
The work sketch outlines the work to be performed by PUD crews. Once the work sketch and cost estimate are complete, the Customer Service Engineer will contact the customer with costs. Easements and permits may also be required.
All connection fees and facility charges shall be paid by customer prior to scheduling of work.
Handouts are available which show installation guidelines for your type of service entrance.
An Electrical Work Permit Application must be obtained at the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries office located at 415 W. Wishkah St, Aberdeen WA 98520, phone number (360) 533-8200, or on the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries website. Aberdeen permits are obtained at City Hall at 200 E Market St; phone number (360) 533-4100. Chehalis Reservation permits are obtained at the Tribal Center in Oakville; phone number (360) 273-5911.
Customer/contractor will notify inspector upon completion of work. Once approved, the electrical inspector will notify The District to authorized service connections.
When all of the above steps are completed, if necessary, the PUD Crew Coordinator will schedule construction crews to complete customer's job. Contact District Engineer if there are any questions regarding job.
When trenching is required and the customer opts to trench or to contract trenching, the owner or contractor must coordinate his work with the PUD crew schedule. The owner or contractor must call the PUD Crew Coordinator at (360) 538-6313 or toll-free at (800) 562-7726 ext. 6313 to arrange a date to open the trench. Do not open trench before making arrangements with the PUD. Please obtain a Customer Trenching Information Sheet from the PUD Customer Service Engineer prior to planning any trenching activity.
- You may also download our Electric Service Installation Guide (PDF)