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How to Change Name in Electricity Bill – A step-by-step guide

Name Change in Electricity Bill: Most of us have at least shifted once in our lifetime. During this, we often have to change our name on the electricity bill.

Not just that, when faced with the sudden demise of our elders, we might have to transfer the name to someone else’s. In such situations, a lot of us don’t know what the procedure is, or how to do it.

If you are in such a situation, then just follow the article to know exactly what is to be done. 

When do you have to apply for a change in name on the electricity bill?

  • Ownership change
  • Death of the previous owner
  • Shifting your home/office to new location

Documents Required to Change Name on the Electricity Bill

  • Customer Identification Number
  • Original copy of last electricity
  • Sale Deed/Rent Agreement/Property Proof of the house/office
  • House Tax Receipt of the property
  • NOC provided by the previous owner
  • Attested copy of Address proof
  • Attested copy of ID Proof
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Indemnity Bond on stamp paper

Procedure to Change Name in Electricity Bill

  1. Visit your nearest electricity board
  2. Request an application form for name change (You may have to pay in some cases)
  3. Submit the filled form along with the required documents to the respected office
  4. Authorities will verify the form and documents
  5. After verification, you may be asked to pay a fee for the change
  6. The form will then be subjected to further processing
  7. A technician will be sent to your place to verify the address and other details
  8. Once this is done, the name change on your electricity bill will be commenced

Letter Format for Electicity Bill Name Change Request (for Hand-Written Letter)

To,

The Concerned Authority

{Electricity Board Name}

{Electricity Board Office Address}

Subject: Application for change of name on electricity bill

Dear Sir/Ma’am, 

I am a customer of your (Electricity Board Name) whose Consumer Number is (Consumer Number).

I would like to change my name on the bill from (Old Name) to (New Name). I would request you to change my name in the electricity connection records. I have attached all the required documents with this letter.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours Faithfully

(Name)

(Signature)

(Contact Number)

(Current Address)

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Conclusion

Although the name changing process for an electricity bill is pretty simple and straightforward, you would have to physically visit your nearest Electricity Board Office.

Other than that, the fee required to submit to change the name on the bill is different for different boards and locations. You might not even require to pay, at some places.

In extension, some boards may require you to submit documents other than the ones mentioned above. You may be even required to submit a hand-written letter in addition to the application to the application form.

Because of this, it’s better to first visit the board office and then go forward with the application. After all the submissions are done, the process becomes very easy and quick. 

FAQs Related to Changing Name in Electricity Bill

  1. Do I need to change the name on the electricity bill if I am a tenant?
  • No. Tenants don’t have the electricity bill under their own name, so if you are living some place on rent you don’t need to change the name on the electricity bill.
  1. How long does it take to change the name on the electricity bill?
  • After the verification of address is done, it only takes up to a week to change the name. If it takes more than that, you should contact the office and see what happened or if there are any discrepancies.
  1. Is there a way to change the name on bill online?
  • No. There is no online method to change your name on the electricity bill as of now.
  1. Can I change my address on the electricity bill?
  • Yes. You can change your address on the electricity bill. It is similar to the process mentioned above. The only difference is that while getting the application form or writing the letter, instead of the name, you have to say address. 

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