Utility User Exemption Information

CITY OF INDIO UTILITY USER FEE
APPLICATION FOR EXEMPTION GENERAL INFORMATION

All City of Indio residents and businesses are assessed a Utility Users Tax on amounts paid for water, telephone, cable, gas and electric service. You may qualify for an exemption of the Utility Users Tax if you meet the following criteria:

  1. The utility bill is in your name, and you pay the bill directly to the utility company, and
  2. You live within Indio city limits, and
  3. You are age 62 or older and file as head of household, or
  4. You are a recipient of the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled.

Requests for exemptions are accepted at the City of Indio Finance Department located at 100 Civic Center Mall (Located directly across from the Indio Library), and the Indio Senior Center located at 45700 Aladdin St.

In order to process your request in a timely manner, please bring in the following:

  1. Completed Application, and
  2. Proof of age (Driver’s License, State ID, or Birth Certificate), or
  3. Certification from SSI, and
  4. Copies of the most recent utility bill from each of the following utility companies that service your residence:

    Water
    Gas
    Electricity
    Cable TV
    Telephone
    Cell Phone

Please keep in mind that each utility company has their own billing cycles and that it can take up to 60 days for your exemption form to be processed.

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