New Service

New Construction

Within a Subdivision

In general, a developer has already worked with REMC to install electric facilities at each lot in a subdivision. Typically there is no charge to have service connected to your home, but there are some exceptions.

The basic steps of service connection are as follows.

  • Builder or homeowner calls REMC to schedule connection of temporary service. A completed Residential Membership Application is required.
  • Pick up Meter Base – must be REMC equipment. Available at the REMC office at no charge to builder or homeowner.
  • Installation of Meter Base – must be according to REMC specifications (manual is available at the office).
  • Builder or homeowner calls REMC to schedule installation of permanent service.
  • Transfer of Service to Homeowner – homeowner initiates. Requires a completed Residential Membership Application.

Remember to call 811 or 1-800-382-5544 to have utility locations marked before you dig. For more information about this FREE service go to IUPPS.org.

Outside of a Subdivision

A meeting with an REMC engineer is always required. Call the REMC Engineering department before you begin construction. Factors necessary for installation of electric service may affect other parts of the construction process. Engineers are available throughout the construction process to address any questions you have regarding installation of new electric service.

The basic process for installation of electric service is as follows.

  • You must meet a Johnson County REMC Engineer on site. For this appointment you will need:
    1. A plot plan of all structures to be constructed on the property.
    2. Survey markers or other means of determining property lines.
    3. Stakes on the site showing the general outline of the building.
    4. Capacity of service needed.
    5. A decision as to where the meter base will be located on the structure or structures.
    6. Total square footage of dwelling.
    7. Energy source for heating and water heating.
    8. Information regarding existing easements on the property.
  • Engineer will provide and discuss required documentation regarding Residential Membership Application, terms of service agreement, meter installation specifications and manual, and other pertinent information.
  • Engineer will estimate cost and present service installation options to homeowner.
  • After a decision is made and construction is at a point where temporary service is required, installation of electric service will proceed.

Remember to call 811 or 1-800-382-5544 to have utility locations marked before you dig. For more information about this FREE service go to IUPPS.org.

Existing Property

When moving to an existing residence or structure located within the service jurisdiction of Johnson County REMC, you will need to contact our office to schedule a day to have the electric service transferred into your name. At that time we will need the following from you.

  • The address of the property.
  • A completed membership application found here.

By law we have three working days to complete a request for new service, but typically service can be connected the next business day. Emergency service restoration due to storms or natural disasters takes priority over new service connections.

Remember to call 811 or 1-800-382-5544 to have utility locations marked before you dig. For more information about this FREE service go to IUPPS.org.