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Water, gas & utilities


If you have permission to live in a property without a lease, you are considered an “occupant” of that property. To receive water service in your name, you’ll need to complete an application at a Water Revenue Bureau payment center.

You must bring the following documents with you:

  • Two official pieces of personal identification. One of these must be a current, government-issued photo ID.
  • A current reading of your meter. If there is no meter on the property, a meter must be installed before the application is approved. Call (215) 685-6300 to get a water meter installed.
  • Evidence of occupancy or potential ownership. Evidence should include:
    • Administrator of estate document and/or letter of testamentary
    • Current utility bills for the property, in your name
    • Lease purchase agreements
    • Notarized letter of authorization to occupy property
    • An executor’s certificate

Please note that a death certificate for the property owner will be requested to probate the estate at a separate appointment at City Hall.