Who pays a security deposit?

A security deposit may be required if you have never had DP&L service or if you:

  • pay your bill late 2 months in a row in the last 12 months;
  • receive 2 disconnection notices within the last 12 months or
  • are disconnected for non-payment.

Security deposits help ensure that unpaid bills do not become a burden for all customers. The deposit is usually a little more than the average monthly bill.

When will I get it back?

If you maintain a good payment record for one year (for Residential Customers) or two years (for Business Customers), the full deposit amount plus interest will be credited to your account.

Can it be waived?

The deposit can be waived if there is a guarantor on the account or with a letter of credit from another utility company for new applicants. A letter of credit from another utility must be on the service provider’s letterhead and state:

  • the account open and close dates
  • the number of late payments during the last 12 months of service (if none, write "zero")
  • the number of disconnection notices during the last 12 months of service (if none, write "zero")
  • the number of disconnections due to non-payment during the last 12 months of service (if none, write "zero")

Past Due Balances Must Be Paid

Customers must pay any past due balances from current or previous addresses before re-establishing DP&L service at a new location.