All applications for service are accepted in our two business offices. In Sumter, we are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. In Camden, we close at 4 p.m. You will need to complete an application and present certain identification items and proof of ownership or a rental agreement. You will be asked to complete a Membership Application and Easement (if applicable). You will need to provide: valid picture identification (driver’s license, military I.D., etc.), proof of social security number, proof of home ownership (if purchasing), all necessary permits (if a mobile home), rental agreement (when applicable).
All new members are required to pay a $5 membership fee. A security deposit is required. The standard residential security deposit is $400; however, depending on your credit score, a higher deposit may be required. A valid letter of credit from another utility, showing an excellent pay record for at least one year, will be considered to possibly reduce your deposit. Active duty military members may present a waiver letter which will also be considered in reducing or waiving a required deposit.
If you are moving to a home where electric service already exists, power will typically be connected on our next business day. Emergency same day service may be provided for an additional fee.
If this is a new service and an electric line must be built, the customary construction time is 5-7 business days.
Applying for service to a new mobile home will require the following permits:
- Septic tank permit from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC),
- Electrical inspection permit from your county Planning and Zoning Department,
- Mobile home license from the county Treasurer’s Office,
- Proof of ownership from your mobile home dealer.