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Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance

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The City of Sacramento offers a utility rate assistance program. If you are an income-eligible customer, you can get a monthly credit on your water, sewer and garbage bill. Your total annual savings can add up to over $85 a year depending on the services you receive. Apply today!

Does your household qualify?

If you answer yes to the statements below, you qualify for the Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance program:

  • Yes, I pay the City of Sacramento for water, sewer and garbage services
  • Yes, I live at the property that receives these services and the City of Sacramento utility bill is in my name
  • Yes, my household meets the income eligibility requirements (download the application) OR I participate in SMUD’s Energy Assistance Program Rate Program

Follow these simple steps to apply

Option A: Complete the front side of the application and return or mail with a copy of your SMUD bill showing participation in the Energy Assistance Program Rate. (Your SMUD bill must be dated within the past two months.)

  • Mail your application and SMUD bill to:
    City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities
    Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance
    1395 35th Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95822

Option B: Complete the backside of the application; attach copies of income documentation for all adults living at the service address and return the application with income documentation.

  • Mail your application with income documentation to:
    City of Sacramento, Department of Utilities
    Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance
    1395 35th Avenue
    Sacramento, CA 95822
     

Applications available in these languages, click to download:

English
Spanish
Russian
Hmong
Vietnamese

Please call 916-808-5454 for questions about eligibility, how to apply and help with your application.
Need an application printed and mailed to your home? Call now.

Other ways to save money on your utility bill: Use water the smart way!
http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Utilities/Conservation

Another utility assistance program available to City of Sacramento residents includes the Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program from Regional San. This program provides eligible low-income Regional San customers a savings on their conveyance and treatment portion of their sewer bill. To learn more about this program call 916-875-5500 or visit regionalsan.com.