How to Start New Commercial Service

STEP 1: COMPLETE AN APPLICATION
Requirements for persons requesting utility services:
  • Application must be completed and signed in person by applicant(s) in Town Hall
  • Application must be completed Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall (114 N. Raiford Street Selma, NC 27576)
  • No service will be connected until all proper application procedures have been completed and payment in full has been made.
  • Payment for new services must be made by cash, certified check, or money orders. No personal checks will be accepted for new deposits.
STEP 2: COMMERCIAL DOCUMENTATION
All persons establishing an account for commercial utility services shall be required to:
  • Complete an application
  • Provide a lease or proof of ownership of property
  • Provide a contact person who will be responsible for payment of the account
    • A contact person will be required to provide:
      • A valid social security card
      • A valid form of ID (Valid Driver’s License, Valid Passport, or Valid State-Issued ID)
      • A Home Address
STEP 3: CUSTOMER DEPOSITS

PROPERTY OWNERS
  • Property Owners requesting utility service will not be required to pay a deposit as long as a social security card is provided.
  • If the property owner is unable to provide a social security card, they will be required to pay a regular deposit.
RENTERS
  • Renters requesting utility service will be required to pay a deposit of $500.00 per meter (If the Landlord or Town of Selma property owner co-signs, the deposit will be reduced to $250.00).
  • If the individual is able to provide a credit letter from a previous utility displaying two consecutive years of good pay (no late penalties or disconnections) the deposit will be waived.
Click Here to View Deposits

Step 4: Fire Inspection
  • A Fire Inspection is required for any new business account and is based on square footage of the building.
  • Click Here or Call Fire Chief Phillip McDaniel at (919) 965-2697 to set up a fire inspection.
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