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Utility Assistance

Do you need help paying your utility bills? Our Utility Assistance program offers financial assistance to low-income families in Washington County. If your household income is at or below 60% of Oregon's median income, you may qualify for help with electricity, natural gas, bulk fuel, water, garbage, and high-speed internet. 

A past-due notice or disconnection is not required to apply for assistance. You are encouraged to fill out an application before you receive a utility notice. All applications are completed and processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you are within 24 hours of disconnection, please call 503-615-0771 and leave a voicemail.


You can apply for ALL AVAILABLE UTILITY ASSISTANCE with one application? (Recommended)

Assistance with energy bills is available to all qualified Washington County residents.  Residents can receive direct bill assistance on electricity, gas, or bulk fuels one time per year.  Most programs have the same or similar eligibility requirements, so we strongly encourage you to apply for all assistance you may be eligible for.

Use the "Utility Application - printable only" button for a paper application. Please follow the directions on the application to submit it properly. 

Garbage Bill Discount

Garbage Bill Discount programs are available to residents of Hillsboro, Beaverton, and unincorporated areas of Washington County. Qualified residents who pay directly for garbage collection services will receive a 75% reduction on their bill for 24 months. 

Water Assistance and Other Programs

Water assistance is available to residents of Hillsboro, Beaverton, Tualatin and Tualatin Valley Water District customers. Qualified residents who pay directly for water and are not paying a third party or are not in collection services can receive one time a year assistance on their water bill. Click the button below to apply today!