Utilities

Electricity - Dominion Virginia Power
888-667-3000

  1. One full day's notice is required. Connections are not made on weekends.
  2. Connection fee of $15.00 appears on your first bill.
  3. A deposit of $90.00 - $180.00 will be waived if a credit check is satisfactory. The deposit will be returned after one year at current interest rate pending 12 months of continuous service and good credit.
  4. Water:

    Chesterfield
    748-1291
    3 days required for service
    City of Richmond
    644-3000*
    2 days required for service
    Hanover
    537-4275
    1 week required for service
    Henrico
    501-4275
    3 days required for service
    1. No deposit required for service if purchasing; $30 connection charge for Richmond.
    2. *In Richmond, call 780-6350 to report water leaks.

    Natural Gas:

    Richmond Department of Public Utilities
    644-3000

    Serves Henrico and parts of Chesterfield; no service to Hanover

    1. There is a $25.00 deposit (cooking only) to $100.00 (heated by gas) for new service if purchasing and a $25.00 - $100.00 deposit if renting. *
    2. There is a $30.00 connection charge added to first bill.
      • Letter of credit from major utility company can waive deposit.

    Commonwealth Gas Services (Chesterfield County)
    800-543-8911

    1. Forty-eight hour notice required for service.
    2. A deposit will be waived with a satisfactory letter of credit from a major utility company.

    Virginia Natural Gas (Hanover County)
    330-2887

    1. Twenty-four to forty-eight hour notice for service.
    2. $180.00 deposit required for new service. A letter of satisfactory credit from a major utility company will waiver deposit.

    Telephone:

    Verizon
    954-6222

    1. Three to seven business days required for service. If residence currently receives phone service, Verizon can switch service overnight.
    2. The one-time hook-up fee is $38.50.
    3. Security deposit depends on credit history (credit report).

    Cavalier Telephone
    800-683-3944

    Garbage and Trash Collection:

    Richmond
    780-6445

    Trash is collected once a week, and one large rolling can is provided. The cost is $10.00 per month. The statement is sent with the water bill.

    Chesterfield
    748-1297

    Trash is picked up every other week from cans placed at the curb by the homeowner. Each can must have a sticker which can be purchased at the treasurer's office. Cost is $1.00 per sticker. Service begins when stickers are purchased.

    Hanover (for yard rubbish and grass clippings only)
    537-6181

    There is public trash collection in limited areas, only. Private contractors perform this service. Look in the Yellow Pages for private garbage collection companies that serve these areas.

    Newspapers:

    Richmond Times-Dispatch: 748-6389
    Style Weekly: 358-0825
    The Richmond Free Press (Weekly): 644-0496

    Television:

    CBS/WTVR: Channel 6
    ABC/WRIC: Channel 8
    NBC/WWBT: Channel 12
    PBS/WCVE: Channel 23
    FOX/WHRL: Channel 35

    Cable Television:

    Comcast Cable: 1-800-COMCAST

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