How to set up utilities in your new home

Updated February 21, 2017

Step 1

Call the local phone company at least one week before you move into your new home to obtain a phone number and to schedule new service starting on the day before you move in.

Step 2

Select a long-distance telephone service for your new home. Call to arrange service.

Step 3

Consult the yellow pages of the local phone directory for a cable TV provider. Call the provider to arrange for installation and/or connection.

Step 4

Call local water, gas and electric companies to set up services. Be prepared to provide each service with required identification, such as your driver's license or Social Security number.

Step 5

Be prepared to pay any required deposits and connection or installation fees to utility providers.


  • Set up utilities to start on the day before you move into your new home so you will have full access to all utilities on moving day.


  • Eliminate costly cable TV installation charges by checking your new home for pre-existing cable wiring before you set up service.

Things You'll Need

  • Personal Organizers
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