Utility Tax Refund

Utility Tax Refund Program Discontinued

On February 17, 2015 the University Place City Council approved Ordinance 649 repealing the Utility Tax Refund program beginning with refunds for the tax year 2014.  It was determined that the program is duplicative of the programs already provided by the utility providers.

University Place low income residents are encouraged to seek assistance from programs offered by the utility providers:

  •     Tacoma Public Utilities offers a Payment Assistance Program. Details can be found at http://www.mytpu.org/assistance or by calling 253.502.8400.
  •     Puget Sound Energy offers two programs to keep your bills low, and you warm in the winter.  The HELP Program and Weatherization Assistance Program are administered by local agencies in partnership with PSE. Information can be found at www.pse.com/lowincome or by calling 1.855.798.4328.
  •     The United Way of Pierce County may also be able to help. Dial 2-1-1 (from any phone in the 253 area code), 253.572.4357 or 1.800.572.4357.