How to Start New Commercial Service

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 3:00 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.
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

  • 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 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.
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If you have ANY questions on the above information, please contact Customer Service at
(919) 965-9841 ext. 1102

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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