City of Seattle Utility Discount Program

City of Seattle

U.S. Citizens and residents
King County
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The Utility Discount Program (UDP) offers eligible customers a 60% discount on their Seattle City Light bill and a 50% discount on their Seattle Public Utilities bill. UDP is available for income-qualified residential households.


  • 60% off electricity bills – for Seattle City Light customers living in Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Normandy Park, Shoreline, Renton, Tukwila, Burien, SeaTac, and Unincorporated King County
  • 50% off water, sewage and solid waste bills – for Seattle Public Utilities customers
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  • You are the homeowner or renter; if a landlord pays all utilities, qualifying low-income tenants may still be eligible for utility financial help.
  • You have a Seattle City Light and/or Seattle Public Utilities bill in your name.
  • As of June 1, 2017, Social Security recipients may deduct their Medicare Part B premium payments from their total household (gross) income to qualify for the Utility Discount Program.
  • Your total household income in the one-month period prior to applying does not exceed the gross income, as shown (HERE)
  • NOTE: Gross income is based on 70% of the state's median income. Refer to the program application for any additional eligibility requirements
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