Legal Tip of the Week

Did you know …

that your power company cannot legally shut off your heat between November 1 and April 1?

Between November 1 and April 1 the utility company may not shut off gas, underground propane, or electric service without PSC approval. PSC is the Public Service Commission. The PSC does not approve winter shutoffs if the customer cannot pay or if someone in the household is either 62 years old or handicapped.

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