New Service Requirements:
JEC Application for Service: To receive new electrical service, you must sign an application for service for the particular location you wish to connect. If not a member already, signing this application makes you a member of Jackson Electric Cooperative. A deposit will be required; however, in some cases, the Coop may perform a credit check and decide if a waiver of deposit may be acceptable. Please direct any questions concerning deposits or billing to our office location closest to you.
County Permit: This permit deals with flood plain issues and is required by Brazoria, Jackson, Lavaca, Calhoun, and Matagorda Counties at no cost to you. We must have this permit to initiate a new service request. Please contact your floodplain administrator for your county:
Brazoria County Building Permit Dept.
111 E. Locust
Bldg. A-29, Suite 210
Angleton, Texas 77515
Fax (979) 864-1003
Calhoun County Floodplain Administrator
211 S. Ann
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979
Jackson County Floodplain Administrator
411 North Wells, Room 130
Matagorda County Floodplain Administrator
2200 7th Street
Bay City, Texas 77414
Lavaca County Floodplain Administrator
PO Box 243
Hallettsville, Texas 77964
Easement: If it is necessary to extend a high voltage line to your location, a legal right-of-way easement is required. The property owner(s) must provide us with sufficient information to complete the easement. The minimum information would be a copy of the filed deed with the page and volume readable on the deed. The easement must be signed and notarized prior to construction of new facilities.
Meter Loop: The meter loop must be constructed to flood plain requirements and our specifications and in the ground. The only exception is a signed agreement to purchase a meter loop from Jackson Electric Cooperative and a stake in the ground marking the desired installation point.
Right-of-way Clearing: All clearing must be accomplished prior to any construction. For a high voltage line extension, the path of the line must be cleared fifteen (15) feet on each side of the line (twenty (20) feet for crossarm construction) from ground to sky. For service wire, a 5 foot circle around the path of the conductor is required to be clear of any obstruction.
For more information: Use this link to go to our Initial Contacts page. Listed there are cooperative contacts who can further assist you.