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Rule 4901:1-17-04 | Deposit to reestablish creditworthiness.


(A) A utility company may require a customer to make a deposit or an additional deposit on an account, as set forth in this rule and pursuant to rules 4901:1-17-03 and 4901:1-17-05 of the Administrative Code, to reestablish creditworthiness for tariffed service based on the customer's credit history on that account with that utility company. The utility company may require a customer whose service has been disconnected to pay a deposit, in addition to any charges under the applicable reconnection rules in Chapter 4901:1-15 of the Administrative Code (waterworks and/or sewage disposal) and Chapter 4901:1-18 of the Administrative Code (electric, gas, and natural gas).

(B) After considering the totality of the customer's circumstances, a utility company may require a deposit if the customer has not made full payment or payment arrangements for two consecutive bills containing a past due balance for regulated services provided by that utility company.

(C) A utility company may require a deposit if the applicant for service was a customer of that utility company, during the preceding twelve months, and had service disconnected for nonpayment, a fraudulent act, tampering, or unauthorized reconnection.

Last updated November 1, 2021 at 12:44 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4905.04
Amplifies: 4905.05, 4905.22, 4933.17
Five Year Review Date: 9/22/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 5/16/1971, 9/1/2004, 11/1/2010, 4/15/2015