New Residential Construction
Building a new home? Need a line extension to a new site? Call Jackson Electric Cooperative to make an appointment to discuss your new service and to request new service information, guidelines, and fees. To expedite your appointment, please review the new construction packet and complete the New Service Request and New Member Application (if you are not currently an active member) forms. A right-of-way easement form will be given to you at your appointment.
To accommodate your construction schedule, please allow us adequate time to obtain the needed equipment. The sooner we know your project requirements, the better we can meet your service request.
If you plan on having Jackson Electric Cooperative install new electric service on your property after November 1, an additional charge may be applied if the conventional method of electric service installation is not available due to frost.
When you visit Jackson Electric Cooperative regarding your new line build, please note the following will be asked of you:
- You must be an active member. Please complete the new member application.
- All easements must be signed, notarized and returned to Jackson Electric Cooperative. It is your responsibility to provide us with your legal land description.
- All service and line construction fees must be paid in full.
- Metering packages and associated wiring must be complete and in accordance to applicable wiring codes.
- A wire affidavit must be completed and returned to Jackson Electric Cooperative by the person performing the new service wiring.
- Basement backfill or house slab must be in place.
During your site visit, the following will be discussed:
- Meter location
- Area light location
- Transformer location and size
- Present and future property improvements
Safe Planting and Landscaping Around Electricity
Before you plant your first tree, please use our Residential Planting guide to determine if your tree or shrub will interfere with our electric facilities. For more information regarding the safe planting of trees and shrubs around electricity, please view our Residential Planting guide. You may also request this guide from our office.