Establish Utility Account

REQUIREMENTS TO ESTABLISH A NEW UTILITY ACCOUNT FOR WATER AND SEWER SERVICE

IMPORTANT:  Property owners and tenants must not have any outstanding balance on utility accounts with the Village of Swanton and be current on municipality income tax as per Village of Swanton Codified Ordinances §52.07(c) .  The Village of Swanton currently has a 1.50% Municipality Income Tax administered by the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA).   

PURCHASING A HOME: 

To establish service, property owners need to:

  • Complete an application for service (click here)
  • Complete Regional Income Tax Form 75 (click here)
  • Provide photo identification
  • Make an appointment to provide access to their property for the Public Service Dept. to read the inside meter.

The completed applications may be brought to the Village of Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut, open from 8 am to 4:30 pm on normal business days without an appointment.  Ownership of the property will be verified through the County Auditor’s Office or you may bring a copy of the deed.  A photocopy will be made of the owner’s photo I.D. and an appointment set to read the inside meter on the next available business day or as soon as possible.

RENTING A HOME:

To establish service, lease holders need to:

  • Complete an application for service (click here) and pay Utility Deposit Fee*
  • Complete Regional Income Tax Form 75 (click here)
  • Provide photo identification and a copy of their lease
  • Make an appointment to provide access to their property for the Public Service Dept. to read the inside meter.

The completed applications may be brought to the Village of Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut, open from 8 am to 4:30 pm on normal business days without an appointment.  Ownership of the property will be verified through the County Auditor’s Office or you may bring a copy of the deed.  A photocopy will be made of the leaseholder’s photo I.D. and an appointment set to read the inside meter on the next available business day or as soon as possible.

Please note that the completed form will also have to be signed by the current landlord before it is considered for processing.

*A $100.00 deposit is required to set up service for a rental property inside the village limits; and a $150.00 deposit is required for property outside of the village limits. The deposit is held for the entire period that you are renting. When you move out, the deposit is applied to your final bill. If there is a credit, the balance will be refunded to you. If there is a balance remaining, you are responsible for payment of remaining balance. Please contact Utility Billing if there are any specific questions at 419-826-9515.

PURCHASE OF A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY:

To establish service, property owners need to:

  • Complete an application for service (click here)
  • Complete Regional Income Tax Form 48 (click here)
  • Provide photo identification
  • Make an appointment to provide access to their property for the Public Service Dept. to read the inside meter.

The completed applications may be brought to the Village of Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut, open from 8 am to 4:30 pm on normal business days without an appointment.  Ownership of the property will be verified through the County Auditor’s Office or you may bring a copy of the deed.  A photocopy will be made of the owner’s photo I.D. and an appointment set to read the inside meter on the next available business day or as soon as possible.

RENTING A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY:

To establish service, lease holders need to:

  • Complete an application for service (click here) and pay Utility Deposit Fee*
  • Complete Regional Income Tax Form 48 (click here)
  • Provide photo identification and a copy of their lease
  • Make an appointment to provide access to their property for the Public Service Dept. to read the inside meter.

The completed applications may be brought to the Village of Swanton Municipal Building, 219 Chestnut, open from 8 am to 4:30 pm on normal business days without an appointment.  Ownership of the property will be verified through the County Auditor’s Office or you may bring a copy of the deed.  A photocopy will be made of the leaseholder’s photo I.D. and an appointment set to read the inside meter on the next available business day or as soon as possible.

Please note that the completed form will also have to be signed by the current landlord before it is considered for processing.

*A $100.00 deposit is required to set up service for a rental property inside the village limits; and a $150.00 deposit is required for property outside of the village limits. The deposit is held for the entire period that you are renting. When you move out, the deposit is applied to your final bill. If there is a credit, the balance will be refunded to you. If there is a balance remaining, you are responsible for payment of remaining balance. Please contact Utility Billing if there are any specific questions at 419-826-9515.