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City of Auburn Utility Discount & Rebate Program

The City of Auburn offers reduced utility rates or rebates to citizens meeting certain age and income requirements. This discount is also provided within the same financial limitations for customers who are totally and permanently disabled.

The annual renewal period is May 1-31, 2013. Applications are available at the Utility Customer Service Center (One East Main Street, 2nd Floor) or by calling 253-931-3038. Information can also be found on the City of Auburn website www.auburnwa.gov/Utilities under Utility Forms for Senior Discount Information.

A representative will be available to assist with completing the applications at the Utility Customer Service Center as follows:

5/01/13 through 5/10/13 Mon / Wed / Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tue / Thurs 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/13/13 through 5/31/13 Mon – Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00)
5/27/13 CLOSED for Memorial Day

Program Requirements:

Utility Discount Applicant

  • Must be head of household, have the City utility account in their name and be living at the residence.
  • Must be 62 years of age or older OR permanently disabled.

Rebate Discount Applicant

  • Must be head of household, have the property rental agreement in their name, and be living at the residence.
  • Must be charged for utilities by their Property Management (water, sewer, storm and/or garbage).
  • Must be 62 years of age or older OR permanently disabled.

Permanent Disability

  • Applicant must be permanently disabled as determined by a physician; subject to verification.
  • First time applicants must fill out back of Utility Discount/Rebate application and provide doctor's signature and office stamp.

Household Income

    • Total income from all sources must be less than the maximum amount allowed for very low income as defined by the Department of Housing & Urban Development 2013 Income Limits:

1 Person: $30,350   2 People: $34,700   3 People: $39,050   4 People: $43,350

    • Applicant cannot be receiving utility allowances OR rent subsidies from another governmental agency (i.e. HUD, King County Housing, Section 8, SHAG, etc).
    • Applicant must claim income for EACH individual living in the household.

Documents Required with Application

  • Copy of Washington State Driver's License or I.D. card showing date of birth.
  • 2012 Tax Return and all other sources of income for EACH individual living within the household including:
    • Social Security Benefits (annual statement)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI letter from DSHS)
    • Pension & Annuities statement
    • IRA Distribution Statement
    • Dividends and/or Interest Statement
    • Business Income Statement
    • Unemployment Annual Statement
    • Any other documents showing income
  • Rebate Applicants: proof of residency from May 31, 2012 – April 30, 2013
For more information, please contact the Utility Customer Service Center (One East Main Street, 2nd Floor) or by calling 253-931-3038.